In a blog for the Huffington Post, Aili Mari Tripp, African Studies affiliated faculty member and UW-Madison professor of political science, speaks out about the danger of anti-Muslim rhetoric following a string of highly publicized terrorism attacks.
Tripp called for more global empathy and the need to “distinguish between the vast majority of Muslims for whom Islam is a religion of peace and love, and the small but visible minority who use it for terrorist ends.”
Tripp was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and carry out research in Morocco for the 2015-16 academic year. She is currently teaching at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco, based at the Center for Women’s Empowerment. Her project, “Women’s Changing Constitutional and Legal Status in the Maghreb,” has a geographical focus on Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
Tripp’s research has focused on women and politics in Africa, women’s movements in Africa, transnational feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania) and on the informal economy in Africa. Most recently she authored Women and Power in Postconflict Africa (2015) published by Cambridge University Press.
“A View from Morocco: The Danger of Escalating Anti-Muslim Rhetoric,” The Huffington Post Blog, 11/16/2015.
“Tripp awarded Fulbright Fellowship to work in Morocco,” UW-Madison African Studies Program, 05/22/2015.