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Amaney Jamal

  • Politics
Position: Executive Committee Member
Title: Associate Professor of Politics.
Office: 241 Corwin Hall
Phone: 609-258-7340
Amaney Jamal


Amaney Jamal (PhD, University of Michigan) is an associate professor of politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Her interests include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the U.S. The focus of her current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Jamal's books include  Barriers to Democracy , which explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Arab world (winner 2008 APSA Best Book Award in comparative democratization); and, as coauthor,  Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects  (2007) and  Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11  (2009). Her new book  Of Empires and Citizens was just published by Princeton University Press, Fall 2012. In addition to her role as director of Princeton's Workshop on Arab Political Development, Jamal is a codirector of Princeton's Luce Project on Migration, Participation, and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe, and the Muslim World; principal investigator of theArab Barometer Project, winner of the Best Dataset in the Field of Comparative Politics (Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award 2010); co-PI of the Detroit Arab American Study, a sister survey to the Detroit Area Study; and senior advisor on the Pew Research Center projects focusing on Islam in America (2006) and Global Islam (2010). In 2005, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar.