Under the helm of Professor Reina Lewis, the University of Arts London takes Faith and Fashion to the Woolf Institute in Cambridge to explore the interplay of body management, gender and religious cultures from a comparative perspective. This is relevant to the multiculturalism and ethnic diversity of the UK.
Dr Kristine Aune from Coventry University, whose research on how UK feminists approach religion and spirituality talks about religio-spirituality in contemporary life. Consequently, Dr Lea Taragin-Zeller will shed light on the role of modesty and beauty practices. The session will be guest chaired by academic and journalist Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad.