Pernilla Ouis

works at Malmö University College and did her doctorate in Human Ecology. In one of her research projects she investigates Islam, sexuality and honour. She is co-author of the book Muslim i Sverige (Muslim in Sweden, 2003) together with Anne Sofie Roald.


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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