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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

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 15, 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 http://jordantimes.com/news/local/book-celebrates-voices-young-women-journey-self-discovery 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

Launching of “The Voice of Being Enough”

The launch of “The Voice of Being Enough: Young Jordanian Women Break Through Without Breaking Down” took place at the American Corner in the University of Jordan on April 26th, 2016 with more than 50 attendants including teachers and students from JU and from ASU as well as representatives from TAKAMOL USAID. The event witnessed…
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April 27, 2016 0

GWU

“When you save someone you imply that you are saving her form something. You are also saving her to something. What violence’s are entailed in this transformation, and what presumptions are being made about their superiority of that to which you are saving her? Projects of saving other women depend on and reinforce a sense…
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April 15, 2013 0

Response by Bekah Eichelberger

Abu-Lughod’s article “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?” highlights American reactions to women in the Muslim world, as well as common misconceptions Americans have about these women. As Abu-Lughod described, Americans see these women as oppressed and in need of liberation, especially in regards to ideas of veiling and expression. I will be the first…
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April 15, 2013 0

“The Rhetoric of Salvation” by Phoebe Peckenham

“The Rhetoric of Salvation” by Phoebe Peckenham Originally published on Apr 14, 2013 in Academic Data, Papers The rhetoric of Laura Bush’s speech is a point of great contention in Lila Abu-Lughod’s article, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving.” Abu-Lughod made several interesting points regarding the rhetoric of Bush’s speech, such as how the use…
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April 14, 2013 0