Nancy Khalil

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Postdoctoral Associate

Nancy A. Khalil is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration whose one-year fellowship will focus on the racialization of Islam. Her current research is on the politics of American Islam, with an emphasis on the profession of the Imam in America. Other projects she has worked on include research on migrant and second-generation political and civic engagement; Muslim students on U.S. college campuses; and the Muslim community in Boston.  Her academic work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Bucerius Zeit-Stiftung, Islamic Scholarship Fund, MSA National and Harvard’s President’s Office, Weatherhead Center, Center for American Political Studies, Pluralism Project and Anthropology Department.  She earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 2017. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College and Advisor to their Multi-faith Living and Learning Community. After completing her fellowship at Yale, she will participate in the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before joining Michigan’s department of American Culture as Assistant Professor.