She is a Lebanese sociology researcher at Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and a member of the Centre’s Editorial Board. She holds a M.A. in Sociology of Knowledge and a PhD in Islamic Studies with the dissertation “Violence in Contemporary Islam: Structural, or Product of Circumstances”. The dissertation was published in the Arabic Culture Center in 2010. Dr. Faraj focuses on Islam and gender, contemporary Islamic ideology, and comparative religion. She has contributed to book chapters and papers for several research centers in addition to articles and op-eds in different Arab media outlets. In 2015, Dar al-Tanweer (Beirut) published her book Woman of the Fuqahā’ and Woman of Modernity: Inequality in Jurisprudence Narrative. Dr. Faraj coordinated and contributed to a book on teaching philosophy in the Arab world, which was published in collaboration with the International Center for Human Studies (Byblos) and UNESCO. She recently presented a paper on “Sectarian Struggles and the Ordeal of Minorities in the Arab World” during a conference organized by the Holy Spirit University in Lebanon 2016.