Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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In 2011, Amani Hamdan’s Muslim Women Speak: A Tapestry of Lives and Dreams received the Outstanding Scholarship Prize, awarded by the Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, formerly known as the Canadian Women's Studies Association.

Established in 2002, the annual award acknowledges the important contributions that Women's and Gender Studies scholars have made to the field in the form of a monograph, edited collection, or a significant documentary film. Published in 2009, Muslim Women Speak challenges western stereotypes of Muslim women and their roles in family and community.

The Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes was founded in 1982 as the Canadian-wide, bilingual, professional association of Women's and Gender Studies practitioners in Canada. It is composed largely of academic faculty across Canada, in addition to graduate and undergraduate students, community activists, and policy researchers.

Amani Hamdan is a prize-winning scholar and popular speaker on topics relating to Muslim women’s identity and education. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hamdan now lives in Ottawa where she is an adjunct professor and researcher at the University of Ottawa.