Amaney A. Jamal

Associate Professor
Department of Politics
Princeton University
241 Corwin Hall

Worrkshop on Arab
Political Development

Current Projects

Below, please find a collection of my current and ongoing projects, many of which are linked to either a full-text source or the public website associated with the project:

Pew Research Center-Senior Project Advisor 

During the academic year 2010-2011, Dr. Jamal will be participating as Senior Project Advisor at the Pew Research Center in "Religion in Public Life: Islam in the World."

Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)

With Mat Creighton, Amaney Jamal is participating in a TESS project, “Perceptions of Islam, Migration, and Citizenship in the United States: A list Experiment.” 

Gender Quotas in Jordan: Field Experiment 

During the Summer of 2010, Amaney Jamal and Sarah Bush collaborated on a field experiment, "The Consequences of International Support for Gender Quotas in Jordan."

Arab Barometer Project

The Arab Democracy Barometer was established in 2005 by the Institute for Social Research of the University of Michigan in close collaboration with institutions and scholars in the Arab world. It was also developed in consultation with Democracy Barometer projects in East Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Like other regional Democracy Barometers, the objectives of the Arab Barometer are to produce scientifically reliable data on the politically-relevant attitudes of ordinary citizens, to disseminate and apply survey findings in order to contribute to political reform, and to strengthen institutional capacity for public opinion research. * description courtesy of the Arab Barometer Project

Luce Foundation Project on Religion and International Relations

In the spring of 2009, PIIRS and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, launched the first phase of a three-year research cluster initiative, the Henry Luce Foundation Project on Migration, Participation, and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe, and the Muslim World. Principal investigators and coordinators of the research cluster are Rafaela Dancygier, assistant professor of politics and public and international affairs, Amaney Jamal, assistant professor of politics, and Mirjam Künkler, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies. * description courtesy of LFPRI

The Politics of Gender Empowerment in the Arab and Muslim World

Dr. Jamal's current research project investigates the intersection of politics and gender in the Arab world.

Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream

This Pew Research Center study is...the first ever nationwide survey to attempt to measure rigorously the demographics, attitudes and experiences of Muslim Americans. It builds on surveys conducted in 2006 by the Pew Global Attitudes Project of Muslim minority publics in Great Britain, France, Germany and Spain. The Muslim American survey also follows on Pew’s global surveys conducted over the past five years with more than 30,000 Muslims in 22 nations around the world since 2002. * description from "Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream"

Detroit Arab American Study

The Detroit Arab American Study (DAAS), 2003, a companion survey to the 2003 Detroit Area Study (DAS), using a representative sample (DAS, n = 500) drawn from the three-county Detroit metropolitan area and an oversample of Arab Americans (DAAS, n = 1000) from the same region, provides a unique dataset on September 11, 2001, and its impacts on Arab Americans living in the Detroit metropolitan area. The data contain respondent information concerning opinions on their experiences since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, social trust, confidence in institutions, intercultural relationships, local social capital, attachments to transnational communities, respondent characteristics, and community needs. Examples of the issues addressed in the data include frequency of religious participation, level of political activism, level of interaction with people outside of their cultural, racial, and ethnic groups, and the quality of the social and political institutions in their area. Background information includes birth country, citizenship status, citizenship status of spouse, education, home ownership status, household income, language spoken in the home (if not English), marital status, number of children (under 18) in the household, parents' countries of birth and citizenship status, political affiliation, total number of people living in the household, voter registration status, whether the respondent ever served in the United States Armed Forces, and year of immigration, if not born in the United States. * description from DAAS website