“What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World” provides information about women in the Muslim world, why they are important for Americans to understand, and some challenges that arise in the study of Muslim women. Students in Prof. Amy Young Evrard's Anthropology 218 course, "Islam and Women," are challenged to write excellent and compelling papers that are considered for inclusion in this ongoing series.

Start by reading Prof. Evrard's essay introducing the project: What All Americans Should Know about Women in the Muslim World: An Introduction.

This is an ongoing series that will be added to each time the course is taught at Gettysburg College.

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2016

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The Motivations Behind Westerners’ Obsession with the Islamic Veil, Claire K. Alexander

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Gender Roots: Conceptualizing "Honor" Killing and Interpretations of Women's Gender in Muslim Society, Brittany N. Barry

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What All Americans Should Know about Women in the Muslim World: An Introduction, Amy Y. Evrard

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Contraception, Abortion and Assisted Fertility Among Muslim Women A Look at Islamic Culture and Policy in Iran and Afghanistan, Hayley Jacobsen

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The Myth of “Sharia” and Child Marriage, Megan S. Luckenbaugh

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The Mainstream Misrepresentation of Muslim Women in the Media, Megan A. Mastro

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The Pedophile Prophet? Breathing a Culturally Relative Point of View into a Controversial Cultural Debate, Samuel S. Thompson

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Ms. Marvel: Changing Muslim Representation in the Comic World, Casey L. Trattner

2015

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Stoning in Iran: A Sexist and Overlooked Practice, Megan R. Haugh

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To Veil or Not to Veil: A Loaded Question, Lisa R. Rivoli

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Muslim Women Political Leaders and Electoral Participation in Muslim-Majority Countries, Abby M. Rolland

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Muslim Women and United States Healthcare: Challenges to Access and Navigation, Dayna M. Seeger

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Kittens and Nutella: Why Women Join ISIS, Samantha K. Smith