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Muslim Americans and American democracy subject of Jamal talk, April 22

Apr 22, 2008 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public

Amaney Jamal, an assistant professor of politics and the Harold Willis Dodds Presidential University Preceptor at Princeton, will present a public talk titled “Muslim Americans: Enriching or Threatening American Democracy,” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.;

Amaney Jamal’s current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Middle East. She extends her research to the study of Muslim and Arab Americans, examining the pathways that structure their patterns of political and civic engagement in the US.

Jamal has written two books. The first book, “Barriers to Democracy,” explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Middle East. Her second book, “Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects,” an edited volume with Nadine Naber (University of Michigan), looks at the patterns and influences of Arab and Muslim American racialization processes. She is writing a third book on citizenship in the Arab world.

Jamal is principal investigator of "Mosques and Civic Incorporation of Muslim Americans," funded by the Muslims in New York Project at Columbia University; co-PI of the "Detroit Arab American Study," a sister survey to the Detroit Area Study, funded by the Russell Sage Foundation; co-PI of the Arab Barometer Project, and Senior Advisor on the Pew Research Center Project on Islam in America, 2006. In 2005, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. It is part of the “Crossroads of Religion and Politics” series, and is free and open to the public.

Amaney Jamal, Asst. Professor of Politics, Princeton University