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April 9, 2014 

Juliane Hammer, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies

This talk addresses how the media portrays Muslim women. Sometimes depicted as victims of male oppression and other times as intransigent traditionalists, Muslim women are stereotyped far beyond any other group. This talk will discuss the various ways Muslim women appear in American and international media, and demonstrate that the two-dimensional images of them in popular culture belie their diverse, rich, and varied lives.   

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Foster’s Market

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