Bahar Jalali

Dr. Bahar Jalali is an Afghan-American academic. Born in Afghanistan, she fled the country as a child after the Soviet invasion. In 2009, she returned to Afghanistan to work at the newly opened American University in Kabul where she taught History of Afghanistan and founded the first Gender Studies program in the history of the country. She spent 8.5 years teaching and working towards women’s empowerment in Afghanistan. She has recently taught at Wagner College in New York City. She is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland. Recently, she started an online campaign #DoNotTouchMyClothes to protest Taliban’s mandatory dress code that does not reflect authentic Afghan attire by showcasing traditional Afghan clothing on social media

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