margherita picchi

Margherita Picchi earned her Master’s degree in Science of Languages, History and Cultures of the Mediterranean and Islamic Countries at the University of Naples “l’Orientale” in 2011, her supervisor being Professor Massimo Campanini. She obtained her doctoral degree in Women’s and Gender History at the same university in 2016, with a dissertation focusing on women’s agency in reclaiming religious discourse in contemporary Egypt. Her research interests focus on modern Islamic intellectual history and Qur’anic studies, as well as gender and queer studies in Muslim contexts. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Foundation for Religious Studies Giovanni XXIII (FSCIRE), where she is conducting a research project on Islamic liberation theology in South Africa.