Concordia University

Mariam Esseghaier is a student in the Joint PhD Program in Communication offered by Concordia University, l’Université de Montréal, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal.  She completed a Master of Arts in English literature from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Popular Culture from Brock University in 2010.  From January 2010 to May 2010, Mariam travelled to Tunisia, North Africa, where she studied Arabic and explored the country.  Mariam’s area of research focuses on the commodification of Muslim women in Western popular culture, with an emphasis on the representation of young Muslim women.