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Jamal discusses Muslim Americans and democracy

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall
"Muslim Americans: Enriching or Threatening American Democracy?" is the title of a talk by Amaney Jamal, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Jamal's research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Middle East as well as patterns of political and civic engagement of Muslims and Arabs in the United States.

Jamal's first book, "Barriers to Democracy," explores the role of civic associations in promoting democracy 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 of the 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.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of their "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series.

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