Roshan A. Jahangeer

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Roshan A. Jahangeer (BAH, Queen’s University; MA, York University) is completing her final year of a Ph.D. in Political Science at York University, in Toronto, Canada. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled: The Politics of (Un)Veiling: Feminism, Secularism and Citizenship in France and Canada, includes a critical examination of the veiling debates that have taken place in Quebec, Canada and in France, and features ethnographic interviews with Muslim women who have been affected by the various laws against veiling in France. Roshan has conducted leadership-training workshops for Muslim youth in several high schools across the GTA for her work with the Canadian Council for Muslim Women (CCMW). She has also contributed a case study on secularism in Quebec for an upcoming report on discrimination against Muslims in Canada, to be published in 2013 by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in the UK. Her academic publications include a co-written afterword in the upcoming book, At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour Theorize Terror (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming), edited by Suvendrini Perera and Sherene Razack.

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