I have come here with my NYU Abu Dhabi students as part of a research practicum as we speak with ordinary Turks. We can feel the heat of these intimate politics on the streets.
"Islam can effect that change." That statement might seem antithetical to some, considering the frequency with which theological arguments are used to rationalize rights abuses in the Muslim world.
Many Muslim Americans feel a sense of urgency to take control of their narrative. My personal attempt at translating this urgency into action is reflected through my work to explore the inherent complexity of gender-and-Islam.