“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.
What All Americans Should Know About Islamic Feminism, Caroline M. Bosworth
What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World: Clarifying Stereotypes About Muslim Women in Morocco, Alexandra M. Krain
Active Resistors: The Women of Post-Revolution Iran, Sofia E. Mouritsen
The Motivations Behind Westerners’ Obsession with the Islamic Veil, Claire K. Alexander
Gender Roots: Conceptualizing "Honor" Killing and Interpretations of Women's Gender in Muslim Society, Brittany N. Barry
What All Americans Should Know about Women in the Muslim World: An Introduction, Amy Y. Evrard
Contraception, Abortion and Assisted Fertility Among Muslim Women A Look at Islamic Culture and Policy in Iran and Afghanistan, Hayley Jacobsen
The Myth of “Sharia” and Child Marriage, Megan S. Luckenbaugh
The Mainstream Misrepresentation of Muslim Women in the Media, Megan A. Mastro
The Pedophile Prophet? Breathing a Culturally Relative Point of View into a Controversial Cultural Debate, Samuel S. Thompson
Ms. Marvel: Changing Muslim Representation in the Comic World, Casey L. Trattner
Stoning in Iran: A Sexist and Overlooked Practice, Megan R. Haugh
To Veil or Not to Veil: A Loaded Question, Lisa R. Rivoli
Muslim Women Political Leaders and Electoral Participation in Muslim-Majority Countries, Abby M. Rolland
Muslim Women and United States Healthcare: Challenges to Access and Navigation, Dayna M. Seeger
Kittens and Nutella: Why Women Join ISIS, Samantha K. Smith