Faculty Associate of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College
Hijri - Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era - Unknown-Present (CE)
Celene Ayat Lizzio is a burgeoning academic with a diverse range of teaching and research positions. In addition to teaching at the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, she lectures on Islamic Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, and is a fellow at the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College. Lizzio’s area of expertise includes Women and Gender in Islam, Interreligious Dialogue, Family Law in Islam, and more. Her recent publications provide an innovative examination of Islam and feminism, sexuality, and gender that have appeared in multiple anthologies and journals such as the The Harvard Independent, The Daily Princetonian, and The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Lizzio is currently pursuing her PhD in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations at Brandeis University, and will undoubtedly contribute groundbreaking research and writing on Islam’s relationship to gender and sexuality.