The hijab and discrimination towards women who wear it


IAS faculty member Karam Dana is co-author of a research report on the discrimination faced by women who wear the hijab in the United States. "Targeted: Veiled Women Experience Significantly More Discrimination in the U.S." appears on the Religion in Public blog, and examines whether Muslims who wear the the hijab are more likely to experience mistreatment and perceive discrimination. 

This issue is particularly important in the context of more general anti-muslim discrimination in the U.S., as women who wear the hijab are more highly visible and identifiable as “Muslim.”