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Kecia Ali received her Ph.D. in Religion (Islamic Studies) from Duke University in 2002. From 2001-2003, she worked with the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis University, writing about women and gender in Islamic texts and Muslim communities. Before returning to Brandeis to take up her current position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Studies and Women's Studies, she spent a year at Harvard Divinity School's Women's Studies in Religion Program as a research associate and visiting lecturer. She is the author of the forthcoming book Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (Oneworld, 2006) and is completing a book on marriage in early Islamic jurisprudence. She contributed an article to the anthology Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism and has published in a variety of magazines and journals.