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Being A Woman In The Muslim World

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Take a special look at women living in the Arab/Muslim world of the 21st century in this presentation on gender in the Middle East.  Dr. Jen'nan Read is a tenured professor of sociology at Duke University and serves as associate director for special initiatives at the Duke Islamic Studies Center.

Read is also a Carnegie Scholar whose research focuses on how culture and religion shape the assimilation experiences of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans, including issues of women's employment, immigrant health, and political integration.

Read's work was cited by publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and Chicago Tribune. She has appeared as an expert on numerous national and international shows and networks, such as the Charlie Rose Show, National Public Radio, and Al-Jazeera English. Read received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University and the University of Texas School of Public Health.

This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

This Presentation was broadcast on KSTX's The Newsmaker Hour on December 9th, 2012.

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, citizen’s educational forum that meets monthly to discuss important foreign policy issues. The mission of the World Affairs Council is to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting a Distinguished Speaker lecture series, holding receptions, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs to area high schools and universities, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals. Meet ambassadors, authors, government officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs from around the world, and mingle with other global citizens like you, who are part of San Antonio’s growing international community.