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 Naema Tahir


Naema Tahir (1970) is assistant professor of law at UCR. She has taught various courses at the UCR in the field of human rights, world religions and gender. Her current research focuses on the interplay of traditions with modernity for women living in multicultural contexts. She will submit her Ph.D. dissertation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Naema earned her Masters of Law degree in 1996 from Leiden University. She has researched and written fiction and creative non-fiction on various issues relating to multicultural societies. 

Publications in Dutch (selection)

  • Tahir, N. Gesluierde Vrijheid (Veiled Freedoms) essays on human rights and Muslim women (2015, Prometheus)
  • Tahir, N. De Bruid (The Bride) novel on forced and arranged marriages of women with of Western-Pakistani origin (2011, The Geus).
  • Tahir, N. Groenkapje (Green ridinghood) – short stories on the multicultural society (2008, Meulenhoff)
  • Tahir, N. Eenzaam heden (The Solitude of the Present) - novel on immigration through the eyes of a child in London (2008, Prometheus)
  • Tahir, N. Kostbaar bezit (Prized Possession) - novel on the reproductive rights of women from Lahore (2006, Prometheus) 
  • Tahir, N. Een moslima ontsluiert (A Muslim Woman Reveils) – essays on the interplay of religion and identity (2005, Houtekiet) 

Publications in English (selection)

  • Tahir, N. Men? They have no roots - Essay on migration and loss of a homeland  (2009, IOM Netherlands Annual Report)



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