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Being a Young Muslim Woman in Ghana: Intersections of nation, religion and gender

Date:
Monday 6th December 2021
Time:
5pm-6pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, Western media has constantly questioned whether being Muslim sits well with the ideals of democratic citizenship.

Young Muslim males are often demonised as potential terrorists and young Muslim females are singled out for critique for their dress. Such naïve stereotypes risk alienating young Muslims.

In this seminar, we are joined by Dr Barbara Crossouard, a Reader in Education in the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. Drawing on her recent research, Dr Crossouard will explore young Muslim female perspectives of nation, religion, ethnicity and gender in a Muslim-minority context of southern Ghana.

Their stories of exclusion and marginalisation in schools and workplaces and within Ghana's different Muslim communities have implications for curriculum and educational practice.

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This presentation would be of interest to anyone working or studying in the fields of Education and International Development, Religious studies, Post-colonial studies or Gender studies. 


About the Speaker

Dr Barbara Crossouard is a Reader in Education in the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK.

A sociologist of education, she draws on postcolonial and poststructural feminist writers to explore the different social relations that shape youth livelihoods, particularly in contexts of the Global South.  This includes attention to the work of education in disrupting or reproducing inequalities related to socio-economic status, gender, race, religion, ethnicity and nationality. 

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Date:
Monday 6th December 2021
Time:
5pm-6pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Find out more

For more information about this event please contact Amy Smail (Postdoctoral Researcher - Education):
Email: amy.smail@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel:

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