Anna Mansson McGinty
Professor Anna Mansson McGinty
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Ph.D., European Ethnology, Lund University, Sweden, 2002
M.A., European Ethnology, Lund University, 1996
B.A., European Ethnology, Lund University, 1994
Geog 231: Geography of Islam
Geog 381: Honors Seminar: Gendered Spaces
Geog 410: Gendered Geographies. Syllabus (367kb)
Wmns 300: Gender and Spirituality: Women and Gender in Islam
Wmns 401: Global Feminisms (blended online class), Syllabus (529kb)
Wmns 411: Women's Studies Research and Methods
Wmns 500: Advanced Social Science Seminar: Gender and Culture
Mondays 2:00 - 3:00pm
Research and Teaching Interests:
My general research interests concern identity, gender, and religion, Muslim women in the West, gender in Islam, Islamic feminism, social and cultural theory, and ethnographic methods.
My book Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study on Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam with focus on their identity formation, personal life-story, and their understanding of Islam. My current research project "Gender Identity and Activism among Muslim Women in the Midwest" centers on the gender identity and political, social, and religious activism of Muslim women in the American Midwest. Looking at the intricate relationship of identity, faith, and activism, the project explores salient questions regarding contemporary expressions of Islam and Muslim sisterhoods in the United States.
Becoming Muslim: Western Women's Conversions to Islam. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 (paperback edition, 2009).
Mansson McGinty, Anna, Sziarto, Kristin, and Caroline Seymour-Jorn. Researching within and against Islamophobia: A collaboration project with Muslim communities. Social & Cultural Geography (Forthcoming).
Mansson McGinty, Anna. The “mainstream Muslim” opposing Islamophobia: Self-representations of American Muslims. Environment and Planning A (Forthcoming).
Mansson McGinty, Anna. 2012. "Faith Drives Me to Be an Activist:” Muslim American Women’s Struggle for Recognition and Social Justice. The Muslim World, 102(2): 371-389.
Mansson McGinty, Anna. 2012. "Teaching against Culture" in Geography of Islam. The Professional Geographer, 64(3): 358-369.
Mansson McGinty, Anna. 2007. Formation of alternative femininities through Islam: Feminist approaches among Muslim converts in Sweden. Women's Studies International Forum, 30(6): 474-485.