Amaney Jamal (PhD, Michigan) is Professor of Politics. Her 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, an edited volume with Nadine Naber (University of Michigan) looks at the patterns and influences of Arab and Muslim American racialization processes (Winter 2008). 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.
PhD, University of Michigan 2003
1. Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects
2. Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World