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Nawal Ammar is a professor of (Criminal) Justice Studies at Kent State University. Nawal is an Arab-American cultural anthropologist who has been concerned with issues of justice, women, and Islamic cultures. Among Nawal's recent publications are: "Eco-Justice and Islam" in Visions of New Earth, edited by Coward and Maquire (SUNY Press 1998); with Leila Lababidy, "Women's Grassroots Movements in Egypt" in Democratization and Women's Grassroots Movements, edited by Bystyzienski and Sekhon (Indiana University Press 1998); "Domestic Violence in Egypt" Special Edition of International Journal of Victimology, (1998); and "Discrimination Against Women Under the Nationality Laws: Case Studies from Egypt and Lebanon" in Women and Justice, editor Muraskin (1998).



Abstract of paper given at Islam and Ecology conference:
Ecological Justice and Human Rights for Women in Islam

This paper relates the environmental crisis in Islamic societies to human rights concerns of women in those societies. The anthropological genre of one woman's life history will be used to explore such concerns. Qur'anic texts and other sources of Islam tradition will be used to contextualize the discussion.

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