jueves, 17 de marzo de 2011
Fashioning Faith - Yasmin Moll
At the intersections of faith and fashion, designers explore what it means to be young, female and Muslim in today’s America.
Muslim clothing designers in New York City struggle to combine high fashion with a high sense of piety. Their designs aim to stay true to Islamic principles of feminine modesty while attempting to break into a fashion scene marked more by exposed shoulders than covered hair. In the process these young women designers are redefining what it means to be a modern Muslim in contemporary America.
Yasmin Moll is a student in socio-cultural anthropology as well as the culture and media program. Her main research interests relate to the intersections of neo-liberal globalization, transnational media, and religion and nationhood in Egypt. Her side interests include Muslim-American narratives of belonging and “Islamic feminism.” She has an MA in Near and Middle East Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK and a BSc in International Politics from Georgetown University. Yasmin is of Swiss-Egyptian heritage and grew up in the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Bahrain and Egypt.