[Marxism] Islamic Society of North America Elects First Female President
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Thu Aug 24 20:05:58 MDT 2006
DR. INGRID MATTSON ELECTED FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC
SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ISNA)
Muslim organization elects Imam Mohamed Magid as Vice-President.
Plainfield, IN 08/23/2006 -The Islamic Society of North America
(www.isna.net) the largest religious organization representing Muslims
in North America -- has elected Dr. Ingrid Mattson as its President.
She is the first woman to head the organization.
Dr. Mattson, who earlier served as the first female ISNA Vice
President, is Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of Islamic
Chaplaincy at the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and
Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. Dr.
Mattson, who was born in Canada, studied Philosophy at the University
of Waterloo, Ontario (B.A. '87) and earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies
from the University of Chicago in 1999.
Dr. Mattson has written articles exploring the relationship between
Islamic law and society, as well as gender and leadership issues in
Muslim communities. Her forthcoming book, The Qur'an: Its History and
Place in Muslim Societies, is being published by Blackwell Press. Dr.
Mattson lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. . . .
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