Apr 15, 2014
Kailey Colestock at a market in Amman, Jordan.
"I think that a lot of people in the Western world tend to hold views that are skewed by the media, that women in the Arab world are forced to wear veils over their faces," said Cornell College senior Kailey Colestock. "I wanted to see what women had to say for themselves and their opinions on particular styles [of dress]."
As a participant in ACM's Jordan Program last fall, Colestock was intrigued by issues and stereotypes surrounding the hijab, which refers to a head covering worn by women as well as a broader Islamic concept of modesty.
She explored the perspectives of Jordanian women on clothing and the hijab in her independent study project, and recently presented her research at the sixth annual Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study in Chicago. Read more
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