Take a special look at women living in the Arab/Muslim world of the 21st century in this presentation on gender in the Middle East. Dr. Jen'nan Read is a tenured professor of sociology at Duke University and serves as associate director for special initiatives at the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Read is also a Carnegie Scholar whose research focuses on how culture and religion shape the assimilation experiences of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans, including issues of women's employment, immigrant health, and political integration.
Read's work was cited by publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and Chicago Tribune. She has appeared as an expert on numerous national and international shows and networks, such as the Charlie Rose Show, National Public Radio, and Al-Jazeera English. Read received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University and the University of Texas School of Public Health.
This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
This Presentation was broadcast on KSTX's The Newsmaker Hour on December 9th, 2012.