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Dr. Jennifer Naccarelli

Dr. Jennifer Naccarelli, Associate Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Women & Studies, has been selected by The Biden Institute as its inaugural Faculty Member of the Month. The Biden Institute works hand in hand with members of the University of Delaware's faculty who are working in policy areas that align with its fundamental issues. Since 2011, Dr. Naccarelli has served as the Director of UD's Domestic Violence Prevention and Services Program. In this capacity she teaches, researches, designs curriculums and field experiences in the field of gender-based violence. Additionally, her work explores the intersection of feminist theory and practice through the integration of experiential learning within undergraduate coursework.  Read The Biden Institute's full article and interview with Dr. Naccarelli.

Dr. Patricia Sloane-White,  a social anthropologist who is Professor of Anthropology and a member of the Asian Studies and Islamic Studies Programs at UD, has researched Islam, capitalism, entrepreneurship, corporate business, and gender in Malaysia for over two decades and was a recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Malaysia in 2008-2009 and a Fulbright Specialist Scholar to Malaysia in 2014. 

Her latest book, Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace (Cambridge University Press), "offers a unique insight into the modern Islamic corporation, revealing how power, relationships, individual identities, gender roles, and practices - and often massive financial resources - are mobilized on behalf of Islam. Focusing on Muslims in Malaysia, Dr. Patricia Sloane-White argues that sharia principles in the region's Islamic economy produce a version of Islam that is increasingly conservative, financially and fiscally powerful, and committed to social control over Muslim and non-Muslim public and private lives." (Cambridge University Press) Click here​ to listen to a podcast on the book!

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