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The Hijab Project: Troubling Conceptions of Agency and Piety through Community-Engaged Art Making

Division of Gender Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA
Academic Editors: Steven McKay and Claudia Lopez
Soc. Sci. 2022, 11(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11020039
Received: 31 December 2021 / Revised: 12 January 2022 / Accepted: 19 January 2022 / Published: 25 January 2022
This article focuses on The Hijab Project, a collective art exhibit that was created by a Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) collective to address assumptions about Muslim women and girls who veil. The art project used data from a survey collect at Mount Top High, a suburban public high school in Utah, to inform the need for a public intervention that addressed issues of Islamophobia during a time of contentious political climate in the United States. Using transnational feminism to think about concepts of agency and piety, the article contends that, despite traditional framing of Muslim women as passive victims, through their artwork, the girls in this research group prove that religiosity and choice are not dichotomous. Lastly, this piece argues that The Hijab Project represents a successful example of critical community-engaged scholarship by demonstrating that partnerships between community members and universities can be a force for civic engagement and social change. View Full-Text
Keywords: Islamophobia; minoritized youth; education Islamophobia; minoritized youth; education
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Antunes, A.C. The Hijab Project: Troubling Conceptions of Agency and Piety through Community-Engaged Art Making. Soc. Sci. 2022, 11, 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11020039

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