I have always had a strong interest in women's issues. I was first drawn to the Women's Studies minor through my work at the Women’s Center, but I quickly realized how much it would help me in my intended course of study, since I intend to focus on the study of women, gender, and sexuality in world religions.
My women's studies minor has made me question what it really means to act on the belief that everyone is equal. I believe this very strongly, and I think there are few people who would say that they disagree with it, but we often forget what this really means.
WMST-201: Women’s Studies
SOWK-Women and Health
Children and Culture
Poverty and Social Welfare
Women and Philosophy
Women as Global Leaders
From WMST-395: Women as Global Leaders:
"Khadija's Daughters: Reflections on Emirati Muslim Women in a Changing World"
Religion is often viewed as incompatible with modernity, but it is unrealistic to believe that people will abandon centuries-old beliefs. Religion is also often said to be hostile to women, but many religious women disagree. This essay examines the nexus of modernity, women, and religion in the United Arab Emirates, supplemented by my observations during my travel course to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.