Bethany Elias Jenner

Student Information

Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Bethany Elias Jenner received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and religious studies from Santa Clara University in California in June of 2008. Elias Jenner returned to her home state of Arizona and graduated with her master of arts from Arizona State University in religious studies. During her master's degree she focused on the secularization thesis and Muslim groups who identify as secular or cultural Muslims. Elias Jenner is now a doctoral candidate in religious studies and is working on her dissertation, the topic of which is the creation of gendered spaces for Muslim women for prayer, interaction with the sacred, dissemination of religious knowledge and leadership opportunities. 

Education

  • M.A. Religious Studies, Arizona State University
  • B.S. Psychology and Religious Studies, Santa Clara University

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Asyiyah and Nasiyatul Aisyiyah in IndonesiaThe private and public spheres

Separation of religion and culture

Religion and gender

Pancasila and pluralism in Indonesia

Islam and Feminism

Gender segregation in Islam

Female imams and khateebas

Qur'an and gender roles

Courses

Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World