July 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00pm (ET)
Dr. Ameena Al-Rasheed is Senior Research and Program Advisor on Gender at The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. Dr. Al Rasheed earned her PhD at the University of Leeds with the thesis, “The Performativity on Muslimness, the intersection of gender, migration and religion in the lives of Sudanese women in West Yorkshire”, which draws on Black feminist epistemology and ethnographic to examine first and second generation Sudanese Muslim women’s formation of identity and belonging in the midst of ‘accepted’ hegemonic Arabic Islam and dominant Christian culture in West Yorkshire, UK. Dr. Al-Rasheed’s deep concern and passion for the lives and wellbeing of African Diaspora peoples and gender and migration justice are central to her research and career trajectory. Join us as we discuss African Muslim identity in a global context, the impact of hegemonic Islam on the health and wellbeing of African Muslims at home and in the diaspora, and gender equity in/outside of the Muslim world. Listen/Watch: HERE .