Nawal Ammar, Feminist Formations

The journal Feminist Formations recently released a special issue “Women in the Middle East.” The idea for the special issue came from a March 2008 conference on related issues at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. A group of guest editors worked over the past three years to bring the issue to fruition. Nawal Ammar, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and one of the driving forces behind the issue, discusses the issue and its impact on female scholars from the Middle East.