the publications

The Publications

the publications

A Letter to My Converted Sistersby Karla N. Evans, Published by AtlantaMuslim.com, October 31, 2016.


Excerpt: 

​"My dear sisters, do not ever allow anyone to make you feel as though you are not a 'good Muslim' because you are not doing things their way. Maybe you aren't doing something correctly....but we each learn and grow at our own, unique pace - no two people are alike. We are all gradually transitioning in one way or another – and some make these transitions more rapidly than others – doing more and doing it faster does not equate to doing it better – and it certainly does not make a person a better Muslim. Go at your own pace….you know yourself."


As American as Apple Pie: U.S. Female Converts to Islam by Karla N. Evans, Published by U.S. Studies Online (USSO), the webspace of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS), July 22, 2015. 


Excerpt:


"These responses paint an intimate portrait of the thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and hopes of American female converts to Islam from across the spectrum. The responses provide a glimpse into the lives of U.S. female converts that has previously been largely inaccessible, demonstrating the frustration of those respondents who are eager to help and feel their “gifts” are of no use or that they are “invisible,” while other responses portray converts who are integrated in their respective Muslim communities, and even providing beneficial services within those communities. However, the number of U.S. female converts who expressed feeling lonely and isolated far outnumbered those who reported the opposite."

A Letter to My Converted Sistersby Karla N. Evans, Published by AtlantaMuslim.com,

October 31, 2016.


Excerpt: 

​"My dear sisters, do not ever allow anyone to make you feel as though you are not a 'good Muslim' because you are not doing things their way. Maybe you aren't doing something correctly....but we each learn and grow at our own, unique pace - no two people are alike. We are all gradually transitioning in one way or another – and some make these transitions more rapidly than others – doing more and doing it faster does not equate to doing it better – and it certainly does not make a person a better Muslim. Go at your own pace….you know yourself."


As American as Apple Pie: U.S. Female Converts to Islam by Karla N. Evans, Published by U.S. Studies Online (USSO), the webspace of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS),

July 22, 2015. 


Excerpt:


"These responses paint an intimate portrait of the thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and hopes of American female converts to Islam from across the spectrum. The responses provide a glimpse into the lives of U.S. female converts that has previously been largely inaccessible, demonstrating the frustration of those respondents who are eager to help and feel their “gifts” are of no use or that they are “invisible,” while other responses portray converts who are integrated in their respective Muslim communities, and even providing beneficial services within those communities. However, the number of U.S. female converts who expressed feeling lonely and isolated far outnumbered those who reported the opposite."