Tribute Video

On Oct 9, 2017 the Faculty of Foreign Languages and the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Jordan held a memorial service for the late Dr. Rula Quawas. This video, which was shown during the event, contains interviews with Rula’s colleagues, friends, and students who shared their memories of the late professor and talked about her legacy. May she rest in peace.
(Source: Professor Barkuzar Dubbati’s YouTube channel.)

October 13, 2017 0

For my Lovely Graduates..

I wish each and every one of you all the best. Believe that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen and all your hopes and dreams are within reach. Stay in touch, if you can….

……….Love, always..
Rula B Quawas

February 18, 2010 0

‘On and on we carry on’

On and on we carry on Contributed by Prof. Rula Quawas’ student, Issa Dalo Rula Quawas: “Students come asking what shall we call you, professor or doctor?” I reply, “I am just Rula.” I remember that anyone touched a sense of humanity as they listened to one speech by the professor of English Literature and…
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October 27, 2017 0

‘You should know that I am a mosaic’: The legacy of Rula Quawas

I met Rula Quawas on a sunny afternoon in Amman, Jordan last year. She was one of many interviews I was undertaking for my book about the lives of Arab women. She turned out to be the most memorable for many reasons. I felt oddly connected to Rula from the outset. She greeted me with…
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October 26, 2017 1

Spring and All

By William CarlosWilliams By the road to the contagious hospital under the surge of the blue mottled clouds driven from the northeast-a cold wind. Beyond, the waste of broad, muddy fields brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen patches of standing water the scattering of tall trees All along the road the reddish purplish, forked,…
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October 26, 2017 0

Mending Wall

Robert Frost Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left not one stone on…
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October 22, 2017 0

Interview with Quawas On Harassment

Professor Rula Quawas, who teaches feminism and American literature at the University of Jordan, said the future is “gloomy” regarding harassment in Jordan. “The phenomenon is escalating because there is no enactment of a law [against it]. Women are paying the price for it and they are in so much pain, yet they cannot share…
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October 22, 2017 0

Prominent academic, feminist advocate Rula Quawas mourned

  By Suzanna Goussous/ The Jordan Times. July 27, 2017 AMMAN — “Build your own power bridge; say no to silence and always speak the truth,” was one line out of her tens of thousands aimed at improving society, the educational system and women’s status. Students, activists, professors, researchers, politicians and intellectuals on Wednesday mourned the…
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October 15, 2017 0

Rula Quawas, Champion of Women’s Advancement in Jordan, Dies at 57

Written By Rana F. Sweis/ New York Times. Rula Quawas, a prominent academic and champion of women’s advancement in Jordan who was removed as dean of the University of Jordan over a video project in which her female students exposed the sexual harassment they endured on campus, died on July 25 in Amman, Jordan. She…
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October 13, 2017 0

Bad Girls of the Arab World

“Bad Girls of the Arab World” – Edited by Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas This interdisciplinary collection of writings by and about Arab women is the first that focuses explicitly on Arab women’s often-fraught engagement with the boundaries that shape their lives in the twenty-first century. Product details Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: University of Texas Press…
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October 9, 2017 0

The Jordan Times: Book Celebrates Voices of Young Women on Journey of Self-Discovery

By Suzanna Goussous Original published on Apr 27, 2016 At the Jordan Times AMMAN — Celebrating the voices of Jordanian women who “are not afraid to break the silence”, and as a testament of proud and brave voices, 120 young women participated in producing a book to empower themselves and their peers. In “The…
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April 30, 2016 0