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Adjunct Professor, Islamic Studies

Julie Lowe, PhD
I aim to develop students’ ability to engage with ideas in depth. What assumptions are present in a text? What are the strengths and weaknesses of an author’s argument? I encourage my students to be active, analytical learners.

I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto with a focus on Islamic law.  I also hold a Master of Laws (LLM, concentration in Islamic law) and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).  At Huron, my teaching centres on Islamic studies.  The small class sizes at Huron allow me to engage directly with each student in my courses and to enhance their learning experience.  My research interests span Islamic studies, law, and information science, and I am particularly interested in topics at the intersection of these disciplines.



Lowe, Julie. “Ḥanafī Approaches to Copyright” Islamic Law and Society (forthcoming 2023).

Lowe, Julie. 2022. “Breaking the Silence: An Islamic Legal Approach to Facilitating Reporting and Testimony by Muslim Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Crimes” Religions 13, no. 11: 1017.

Lowe, Julie and Trosow, Samuel. “Surfing the Fourth Wave: Riding out a Charter Challenge to University and College Vaccination Mandates”. 2021 CanLII Docs 1946