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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity

Shabana Mir


This ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C. college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. It illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives. The author, an anthropologist of education, focuses on key leisure practices—drinking, dating, and fashion—to ... More

Keywords: college campuses, post-9/11 America, Muslim community, American college women, drinking, dating, fashion, Muslim American students, campus life, social networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469610788
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469610801_Mir


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shabana Mir, author