Dr Shuruq Naguib
Shuruq Naguib is a lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Lancaster. She received her PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
Her research covers two key strands: the classical and pre-modern intellectual and textual traditions, particularly Qur’an hermeneutics and ritual law; and Muslim responses to modernity, with a focus on how twentieth century and contemporary Muslim women scholars read the tradition to intellectually and socially develop their religious authority as knowers of the tradition.
She has written on ritual purity, metaphor in post-classical Qur’an interpretation and Arabic rhetoric, feminist hermeneutics of the Qur’an, and contemporary female exegetes and jurists in Islam. In recent years, she has developed an interest in Islam in Britain, co-authoring a study of change in conceptions of God in modern Britain and leading a research project entitled Muslim Women Reading Religious Texts in Britain and Egypt (2010-2011). The project investigated how core Islamic texts are read by ‘ordinary’ Muslim women in light of their contexts. She has also been involved in supporting Islamic studies in the UK through her work with HEFCE's Islamic Studies Network until 2012, and currently in her capacity as interim Co-chair of the British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS).