Visible Muslim Women in the Public Eye.

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations A couple of weeks ago Nour Tagouri, a Libyan-American journalist, activist and documentary producer was invited to speak at a New York Fashion Week (NYFW) panel on diversity and inclusion. Sounds great, progressive one might say. But here’s the thing: Tagouri is a visible Muslim woman, she wears a headscarf […]

SOAS Decides: The New Faces of the SU

Jude Omidiran BA Economics and Development After a season of hard-fought campaigns, the Students’ Union’s new executive team has been decided. The student body chose Maxine Thomas-Asante as their co-president for Democracy and Education while Peadar Connolly-Davey won his campaign for Activities & Events. The Welfare and Campaigns role went to Valeria Racu, and Youssra […]

Exhibition Review: “I am British Petroleum: King of Exploitation, King of Injustice”

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations The British Museum (BM) partnered with British Petroleum (BP) to present “I am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria”. The exhibition began late last year and has just ended. This brings forward multiple questions: How did BP get hold of the items on display? What was the underlying […]

Fake News: Read All About It

Tamara Harvey, BA Politics and International Relations Last December SOAS Unicef on Campus Society was targeted by international media. They were inundated by requests for articles, radio and television appearances. A comedian’s tweet about an event the society was planning, and which he had agreed to perform at, re-ignited a national debate on perceived threats […]