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Laine Munir

Laine Munir


Laine Munir

Laine Munir has a Ph.D. in law and society from New York University and a master’s in human rights from Columbia University. She spent most of the last decade as an enthusiastic Africanist researching women’s rights. She is spending this year as an international correspondent reporting on minority communities. She lives among an impressive community of global thinkers in Seoul, South Korea.



ARTICLES BY LAINE MUNIR


Korea: A Land of Few Muslims

Korea: A Land of Few Muslims

In hindsight, I took Ramadan for granted when I lived within the diversity of New York. Even as a non-Muslim, it was a b
Remembering the Orlando Nightclub Shooting, a Year Later

Remembering the Orlando Nightclub Shooting, a Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in U
Pakistan’s Transgender Revolution

Pakistan’s Transgender Revolution

I marveled at her brazenness. In a pink shalwar kameez (a traditional Pakistani dress), a transgender woman boldly
When the Personal Becomes Political: Marrying Muslim in Trump’s America

When the Personal Becomes Political: Marrying Muslim in Trump’s America

Donald Trump was about to clinch the Republican nomination when I first met my now husband abroad, in June 2016. As