Ellen Asermely

Author Archive: Ellen Asermely

Ellen Asermely is a junior in the Pardee School studying International Relations. Born and raised in Rhode Island, the smallest but weirdest state, she enjoys coffee milk, the Big Blue Bug, and Awful Awfuls. In her free time, Ellen can be found by the ocean, eating anything with cheese on it, reading Harry Potter, or hugging strangers' dogs.

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Radical Islamic Feminism

Radical Islamic Feminism

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

“It is this female profile, with a strong personality, blossoming, sincere and of a great bravery that the Qur’an evokes, and not that of an inevitably oppressed, retiring woman and an eternal victim.”

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Letter to Dad from Super Bowl Sunday

Letter to Dad from Super Bowl Sunday

| February 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My dad wrote me letters from home before he died. Now I’m writing back.

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Letter to Dad from the Sahara Desert

Letter to Dad from the Sahara Desert

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

My dad wrote me letters from home before he died. Now I’m writing back.

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Growing Up Down and Dirty

Growing Up Down and Dirty

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lessons learned from growing up playing outside.

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Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reflections on Grandma’s house a year after her passing.

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10 Things You Only Get If You’re Searching For Common Ground On The Internet

10 Things You Only Get If You’re Searching For Common Ground On The Internet

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Why do I need a listicle to validate my membership in a category of people?

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Appropriating Grief

Appropriating Grief

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s a difference between sharing sympathy in the face of a tragedy and appropriating the grief of a tragedy that isn’t yours.

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Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reflections on social identity.

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Prospects for (Unfair) Peace

Prospects for (Unfair) Peace

| March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

“What accounts for what we see and what we don’t see? And what accounts for what we look for and what we choose to avoid?”

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