On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Irene Schneider will speak on her new book, Debating the Law, Creating Gender: Sharia and Lawmaking in Palestine (Brill, 2021). Irene Schneider is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Göttingen University. In 1996 she completed her habilitation at the University of Cologne with a study published under the title Kinderverkauf und Schuldknechtschaft. Untersuchungen zur frühen Phase des islamischen Rechts (with a short English version, “Freedom and Slavery in Early Islamic Time (1st /7th and 2nd /8th centuries),” in al-Qantara 28 (2007)). Dr. Schneider received her PhD from Tuebingen University in 1989 and published her dissertation as the book Das Bild des Richters in der adab al-qadi-Literatur.