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Rana Dajanis Five Scarves: Doing the ImpossibleIf We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Cant We Redefine Success? is an exploration of the intersections between gender, race, religion, and science told through the eyes of one of the worlds leading Muslim women scientists. Dajani, a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Hashemite University of Jordan, points to the 2006 ...more
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Published June 2018 by Nova Science Publishers
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Noor Saadeh
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and incredibly inspiring! Highly recommend for anyone. Exciting to see this kind of thinking anywhere much less in Jordan. A great read for anyone, women of course, and young women, high school, college and up! Check out her Tedtalks!
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr Rana Dajani is a truly phenomenal human being and what an adventure to read about her life and the many facets it has! She brings a thoughtful and global perspective to the topics she covers and especially my perceptions about how women live in Arab societies were challenged. Through the writing, I could sense Dr Rana's humility, optimism and endless curiosity which inspired me to be more bold and confident in my own life. The only qualm I have is the pricing... (Luckily I borrowed the book ...more
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Overall great read! Sounded more like a memoir for more than half the book, but took a nice turn in the end and tackled contemporary social issues like the intersections of religion, feminism, Muslim women, and Muslim women in STEM fields. There aren't many books written by established Muslim women in STEM, and that tie things to religion, so kudos to you! Definitely a role model! I also really liked the optimistic approach the author always took in addressing social problems and initiating ...more
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Rana Dajani is a Palestinian-Syrian-Jordanian molecular biologist, author, social entrepreneur, feminist and mother of four. She is Associate Professor at the Hashemite University in Jordan and a visiting professor at Yale and Cambridge. She has received both Fulbright and Eisenhower fellowships and most recently, she was a fellow at Harvards Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2017-2018).

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