Breakfast Forum

Controversial Headscarf

18 sep 2018 08:30 08:30 ENG


Sarah Tobin (CMI), Aubrey Westfall (Wheaton College, Massachusetts, US), özge Celik Russell (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey) in conversation with the Bergen Student Society (Studentersamfunnet)

The headscarf is of cultural, religious, and political importance, and the public discourse about its role is often heated. How is it to be at the centre of this, for women who wear headscarves in a society where they are the minority? And what does this discourse say about the society we live in?

In cooperation with Bergen Resource Centre CMI/UiB we have the pleasure of presenting a panel with extensive experience of the topic. They co-authored the book “The politics of the headscarf in the United States” which takes on this issue in the US.

Note that this event takes place at Bergen Offentlige bibliotek

The panel consists of:
-Sarah Tobin, economical anthropologist with expertise in Islam and gender in the Middle East, she’s the author of the monography “Everyday Piety: Economy in Jordan”, and is a senior researcher at CMI.

-Aubrey Westfall, assistant professor of political science at Wheaton College Massachusetts. She’s specialized in comparative politics and international relations.

-Özge Çelik Russell, assistant professor of political science at Gazi Üniversitesi in Turkey. She specializes in political theory and political participation with special focus on women’s rights, political agency, and voter turnout.

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