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Assistant Professor of Arabic

Dr. Enaya Othman is Assistant Professor at Marquette University. She is the founder of Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute, AMWRRI. She serves as the President of AMWRRI Board of Directors. Her research interest focuses on Arab and Muslim feminism, immigration, cultural encounter in colonial and diaspora contexts. She is the author of Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters Between Palestinian Women and American Missionaries, 1880s-1940s, Lexington, Rowman and Littlefield Press, along with a number of articles including “Building a Community among Early Arab Immigrants in Milwaukee, 1890s-1960s,” Wisconsin Magazine of History;  “Meeting at Middle Ground: American Quaker Women’s Two Palestinian Encounters” Jerusalem Quarterly;  “Strategies of Recognition’ and Palestinian Immigrant Women’s Cultural Dress: Forging Communities and Negotiating Power Relations,” Journal of New Middle East Studies; “Deconstructing the Dogma of Domesticity: Quaker Education and Nationalism in British Mandate Palestine,” The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (forthcoming).  She also developed and acted as the principle organizer of the Milwaukee Public Museum exhibit:  “Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity and Tradition Through the Eyes of the Muslim and Arab Women of Greater Milwaukee.”

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