The Arab and Muslim Women Research and Resource Institute (AMWRRI) is raising scholarship funds in the memory of Sinan Othman to support college students with research interests related to disability studies. As disability is a form of identity that extends to both aspects of physical and mental health, it is important to recognize how the disability experience is influenced by issues of gender, religion, politics, and culture. For this reason, we are especially interested in supporting students who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and prioritize serving traditionally underserved communities, such as ethnic minority immigrant and refugee populations. Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in any field in humanities or in health attending an accredited university will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Please consider making a donation to this fund. 

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

2022 Conference: Disability at the Intersection of History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Health

This conference aims to encourage open discussion and better understanding as well as to breakdown stigma associated with disabilities. We invite papers that offer critical analysis of how disabilities have been viewed in historical terms as medical conditions, social/cultural constructs, and as the norms that produce and reproduce perceptions of normalcy or normative bodies.

To learn more about this conference and paper submissions, please click below:

Call for Participation:

We need your help to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected U.S. Muslims’ lives and well-being.

There are many issues of concern that our Muslim communities are addressing, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are one of the pressing ones. The Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute (AMWRRI), in collaboration with faculty and students at Marquette University, have created an interview and an anonymous survey to understand the experiences of U.S. Muslims with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more and participate in our survey, please click below:

"Thank you for considering this opportunity to improve people’s lives and the communities in which we live."
Enaya Othman
President, AMWRRI