Category: Tribute

‘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

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

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