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A Misfit’s Journey – A Brown Girl’s Conflict With Misogynistic Culture by Hina Suliman


This presentation looks at the autobiographical reflections of my journey as a Muslim working-class woman in academia and what getting an education meant to me. It also illuminates my aspirations, experiences, and challenges and how my encounters made me realise how much class, colourism and culture still dominates in our society.

Since education is viewed as a process of identifying and labelling people into classes, this constantly reflected my outlook of education as a means to mould my presumed identity into desired socio-economic roles, societal expectations and vision of success. Through this platform I explore the shifting emotions of a women struggling to coexist between conformity and resistance.

By understanding that this is not just about sharing my story but about challenging conventional norms, misogyny outcries and cultural conflicts that still dominate our society and the importance to offer equal opportunities, breaking stereotypes, notions of oppression and changing mindsets.

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Ragged University is in partnership with the Working Class Academics conference sharing its ideals and love of open intellectual spaces

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