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Emma Leary

MA Candidate - Feminism Undressed: Understanding the Female Muslim Body in the United States

After graduating from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a BA in Religious Studies, Emma came to Gallatin to pursue her interest in Islamic feminism in America. Her thesis focuses on the status of Islamic veil, or hijab, in the United States, and the tension between Islamic and so-called Western feminism. In her role as Graduate Assistant to Student Life at Gallatin, Emma helps facilitate extra-curricular life at Gallatin. She has also served as president of the Gallatin Graduate Student Organization, a newly revived organization dedicated to establishing a sense of community among Gallatin graduate students.  

Emma Leary