Dr. Gisela Webb
Seton Hall University
400 South Avenue Orange
Dept. of Religious Studies
Fahy Hall #305
South Orange, NJ 07079

Dr. Gisela Webb is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the University Honors Program, and Faculty Fellow in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, grew up in the Southwestern United States, and obtained her PhD at Temple University in 1989. Her doctoral work was in Medieval Islamic Thought, and she teaches such courses as Comparative Religion, Islamic studies, Women in World Religions, and Women, Gender, and Islam, and Mysticism East and West at Seton Hall University. She has contributed to several publications on the subject of contemporary developments in Islamic religion as well as traditional Islamic spirituality. She is editor of Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America, a collection of essays by leading Muslim women scholars on the subject of Muslim women’s rights, which Syracuse University Press published and which is now being translated into Arabic by Dar al-Fikr in Damascus to be distributed in the Middle East. Dr. Webb has been involved in inter-religious dialogue and peace-and-justice work throughout her career.



                                                                        Last updated: March 13, 2002 by Jacqueline Phillips