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ReOrienting The Veil explores the hijab, or veil, from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. It invites you to explore the multiplicity of discourses that are essential for a richer and more nuanced understanding of Islamic sartorial practices. It focuses on the diversity of veiling practices among Muslims while at the same time shedding light on veiling in other religious and cultural traditions. is another resource available to those who wish to increase their understanding of the veil debate.

The ReOrienting the Veil site represents the research of Professors Sahar Amer (Asian Studies) and Martine Antle (Romance Languages) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in cooperation with the Center for European Studies/Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. Please add to the discussion by contacting the producers.

This website has been funded with the assistance of the European Union and the US Department of Education. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the content creators and do not reflect the views of the European Union or the US government.


UNC CESThis project is funded by the European Union