Anne Sofie Roald

is a senior lecturer in Religious Studies at Malmö University College. Her doctoral thesis was on Islamist movements in Asia. She is co-author of the book Muslim i Sverige (Muslim in Sweden, 2003) together with Pernilla Ouis.


It started as an act of radicalism. Anne Sofie Roald and Pernilla Ouis adopted the headscarf back in the 1980s at the same time as political Islam began to grow. Now they are part of a global trend towards secularisation in which more and more women are shedding their headscarves and veils.

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