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Article Title

MyStory: Scary Head…

Abstract

This work is an example of critical autoethnographic study of the writer’s personal experiences. In this particular study, I share my experiences while wearing a headscarf in Turkey, and my desire to settle down in United States in order to pursue my academic career. Due to the political changes in Turkey and United States, my experiences while wearing a headscarf in academia and social environments triggered me to write a reflection about them. In this article, my goal is to deconstruct the symbolic meanings of the Muslim headscarf in social spaces. In addition, the piece will show my “double consciousness" feelings of the societies in which I live in.

Keywords

Critical Autoethnography, Headscarf, Muslim Women

Author Bio(s)

Gonca F. Soyer is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of North Texas. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: gonca.soyer@unt.edu.

Mehmet Soyer, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: mehmet.soyer@usu.edu.

Publication Date

12-25-2017

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