Donna Lee Bowen

Brigham Young University


Donna Lee Bowen

Donna Lee Bowen is a Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at BYU where she teaches courses in comparative politics, Middle East politics, Middle East area studies, and gender politics. Professor Bowen writes on the intersection of religion, tradition and politics in the Middle East and has authored articles and a forth-coming book on attempts to construct policy which reflects Muslim sensibilities, specifically social policy concerning family planning and abortion. Her edited book, Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East (with Evelyn A. Early), is widely used in universities. She has traveled and lived in North Africa and the Middle East, and has held two Fulbright grants, as well as funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the David M. Kennedy Center.

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