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Marquette University
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Muslim women, feminism, immigration, cultural studies, colonialism
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About Me

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.

Recent Publications

Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters Between Palestinian Women and American Missionaries, 1880s-1940s, September 2016 (Lexington, Rowman and Littlefield Press).

“Muslim Women in the Diaspora: Shaping Lives and Negotiating Their Marriages” in World of Diasporas: Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora, edited by Harjinder Singh Majhail and Sinan Dogan. 111-123. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

“Deconstructing the Dogma of Domesticity: Quaker Education and Nationalism in British Mandate Palestine,” The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, John Hopkins University Press, April 2018

“Strategies of Recognition’ and Palestinian Immigrant Women’s Cultural Dress:Forging Communities and Negotiating Power Relations.” Journal of New Middle East Studies, 5 (2015)

“Building a community Among Early Arab Immigrants in Milwaukee, 1890s-1960s,” Wisconsin Magazine of History, Vol., 96, No. 4, (Summer, 2013)

“Meeting at Middle Ground: American Quaker Women’s Two Palestinian Encounters,” Jerusalem Quarterly, No. 50 (Summer 2012)


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Middle East, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Disability, Family, Gender, Material Culture, Religion, Women