With hypervisibility comes responsibility. Scholarship, creativity, and activism about Middle Eastern women have had hypervisibility since 9/11. Or since the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or since the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. Whichever it is, this hypervisibility is not new under the latest US administration, but it is intensifying. This may mean increased opportunities for scholars, artists, and activists working on Middle Eastern gender issues. It also means that scholars, artists, and activists need to navigate these landscapes with as much attention to our purposes as ever, alert to the risk of being co-opted for one ideological agenda or another.

As scholars, we are equipped with critical tools to enable multiple critiques of structural oppression. We are equipped (a) to historicize our analyses and (b) to conduct dual critique, of external and internal structural injustice regarding...

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