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Speaker Bio:
Dr. Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei is a Muslim religious studies professor at VCU. She specializes in Islamic jurisprudence and family law, Middle East, and women’s studies and currently is doing research involving the evolving roles of women as religious authorities and producers of Islamic knowledge. She holds an M.A. in Global and International Studies, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to her arrival at VCU, she held appointments as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Bates College and a Teaching Associate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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