"Meet Lynne Ammar ’13, math and political science double-major, advocate for women "
In the U.S. From Tunisia, Lynne chose Bryn Mawr for its opportunities to work closely with faculty and the financial aid available to international students.
In the world. Lynne was home when the Tunisian revolution occurred, part of what became known as the Arab Spring. The experience sparked her interest in understanding secular feminists and the Islamist party in Tunisia. With a Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship, Lynne studied how modern Islamists use terms like "democracy," "gender equity," and "feminism" in public discourse and how those words are defined differently in Tunisia’s constitution and laws relating to women.
In the future. Lynne plans to attend law school in the United States and return to Tunisia with the education and tools she needs to advocate for expanded women's rights.
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