Nawal H Ammar

Nawal H Ammar
Rowan University · College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ph.D.

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The ideologies and realities of Islam, environmental ethics, and eco-feminism are not opposed. There is a range of overlapping ideas and practices that suggest that Islamic teachings are compatible with the tenets of environmental ethics and ecofeminism. Through exploring the holy texts’ views on the treatment of Creation, including key issues of e...
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This paper presents a case study of the persistence and participation of immigrant visible-minority students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the academic year 2014-2015.The project was designed to highlight the strategies that successful students use to persist in their studies until graduation. Students who are visib...
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An introduction to pertinent issues about Islam in US prisons.
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This paper through collaborative research with a community-based organization explores the trends and characteristics of elderly abuse (physical, psychological and financial) in the South Asian community of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The data is based on a survey containing both open and close-ended questions where fifty-seven South Asian men...
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This paper explores the Islamic Republic of Iran’s use of stoning (rajm) as a penal measure sanctified by the Islamic Penal Code (IPC). Using data from newspapers and human rights reports the paper provides an overview and examples of stoning cases in contemporary Iran. The roots of the controversy about stoning in Islam and its use in Iran are exp...
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Judges in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada have ruled that witnesses may not wear the niqab—a type of face veil—when testifying, in part because they believed that it was necessary to see a person’s face to detect deception (Muhammad v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2006; R. v. N. S., 2010; The Queen v. D(R), 2013). In two studies, we use...
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Little research has been conducted to distinguish the unique experiences of specific groups of interpersonal violence victims. This is especially true in the case of battered Muslim immigrant women in the United States. This article examines battered Muslim immigrant women's experiences with intimate partner violence and their experiences with the...
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This presentation provides systematic evidence on an emergent debate about a Muslim woman's dress and her perceived credibility as a witness in a court context. The objective of this research is to understand how Muslim women's dress impacts their perceived credibility. The issue of testifying in western courts while wearing either a head veil (hij...
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This article explores battered immigrant women's use of protection orders. It presents an exploratory view of battered immigrant women's knowledge of protection orders, the reasons leading them to file for protection orders, the remedies they sought in the protection orders, their views on what would improve the process of obtaining protection orde...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of macro-level factors on immigrant and non-immigrant women's mental health status in a Canadian context. This study was part of a larger study examining women's quality of life in south eastern Ontario. Using survey research methods, data were collected through face-to-face interviews with 91...
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A common form of employment for low-income third world women is domestic work. The power dynamics in this type of employer-employee relationship may place women at risk for abuse. Our aim in conducting this qualitative inquiry was to describe the experiences of violence in the lives of young female domestic workers in Malawi, a small country in Sou...
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This study explores whether there is a relationship between police officers' race and a neighbourhood's racial composition on the latter's community policing experience. The paper analyses responses from in-depth interviews with police officers from the Residential Area Policing Programme (RAPP), a community policing programme carried out in four n...
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This article examines the relationship between street children and the justice system in Egypt. After introducing the context of street children in the Egyptian case, it explores whether the justice system exacerbates the problem of street children and whether its potential to play a positive part in alleviating the problem should be revisited. The...
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This article presents a comprehensive discussion of Islamic interpretations of wife beating. Four schools with varying Islamic perspectives on the issue of wife beating are explored. The schools are classified based on the severity of the patriarchal values reflected in the structural relationship between men (husbands) and women (wives) within the...
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This study provides an exposé of spousal abuse in Egypt in terms of its nature (prevalence, forms, risk factors, reporting), the criminal justice response, available services that deal with it, and its impact on individual women, the family, and the general societal fabric. This study is based on empirical studies, surveys, UN reports, and newspape...
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This study explores how incarcerated Muslim men understand crime and punishment from their religion's perspective. It analyzes responses to open-ended questions posed in a mail survey delivered to Muslim inmates from Ohio State prisons. The inmates' understanding of concepts such as crime, punishment, repentance, reconciliation, and forgiveness is...
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This paper addresses the experiences of battered immigrant Latina women when contacting police for assistance in attempting to reduce, end or flee violence. The research consists of interviews with 230 battered immigrant Latina women experiencing violence. The analysis examined the factors contributing to the extent, frequency and readiness of the...
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This research presents the voices of women inmates on health care services in prisons. Foucault's discourse analysis as a means of bringing to the surface restrained voices provides the theoretical basis for this study. The research is based on face-to-face interviews of fifty-six women inmates to understand better the role gender plays in prison h...
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The present study explores core issues related to the understudied population of Muslim inmates. Mail questionnaires were sent to the full-time chaplains employed by religious services in thirty Ohio state male prisons. The survey examines: (1) characteristics of Muslim inmates, (2) patterns of identification with Islam, (3) religious behavior insi...
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Developing countries where women have not been permitted into the judiciary are excluded from feminist scholarship on women and the law. Such exclusion limits comparative views to a specific cultural‐historical domain. This paper explores the case of Egypt, where women have not entered the judiciary, in an attempt to extend the cross‐cultural discu...
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The dramatic growth in the women's prison population has contributed to making the particular needs of incarcerated women a prominent issue among practitioners, academicians, and human rights advocates. The October 1998 Amnesty International findings of abuse of women prisoners and of inadequate medical care for them in Michigan, Illinois, Californ...
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The interplay between the actual diversity in a group's internal identity and the imposition of external simplistic stereotypes is often not discussed in relation to policing domestic violence among Arab Americans. Four reported case examples of domestic violence among Arab Americans in a mid-western city form the basis of the discussion. The argum...
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Domestic violence in Egypt shares many of the features identified in Western-feminist scholarship: the hidden or invisible nature of the problem, the tendency toward ‘victim blaming’, and the failure to make adequate provision for social and other support for women living with violence. In Egypt, however, these problems are exacerbated by the rigid...

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(SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, 2016-18) PI, with team members: Drs. Nawal Ammar (UOIT), Dr. Allyson Eamer (UOIT), Dr. Susan Brigham (MSVU), Lorena Fontaine (University of Winnipeg), and Dr. Fiona McQuarrie (University of the Fraser Valley). Research examines how underrepresented post-secondary students from across Canada are able to be successful in persisting to graduation by surveying and interviewing 4th year students and recent graduates from three Canadian universities in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba.