Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Through walking ethnography I examine the ways Muslim women in Belfast employ walking as a political act. By engaging in and avoiding certain forms of walking, as individuals or groups, women make themselves visible and invisible. Visibility is of particular relevance to Muslim women who are disproportionately targets of Islamophobia due to clothing that marks them as Muslim. Islamophobia has become a serious issue here, corresponding with growth in the Muslim population. Newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers are often unaware of local context with sectarianism structuring lives and public spaces despite 20 years of peace.
19 Mar 2020
Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting : Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies