Rice, Jenna Dawn


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Dissertation Writer

Jenna’s research interests lie in exploring how the Muslim minorities situate themselves, and are situated by others, within West European modernity, with specific attention to issues of subject formation, articulations of secularism and liberalism, postcolonial politics, language, and poetics. She has previously conducted fieldwork in the suburbs of Paris on the French headscarf controversy through a Sultan Grant from UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Before coming to Stanford, Jenna worked in Morocco, where she also studied Arabic. She received her BA from UC Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a minor in French Literature, and holds an International Diploma from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris.