Dr. Karam Dana is the Alyson McGregor Distinguished Professor of Excellence and Transformative Research and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. He is the founding Director of the “American Muslim Research Institute,” a data-driven research effort dedicated to the study of Islam and Muslims in the US. Before assuming his current position in the Pacific Northwest a decade ago, Dr. Dana’s academic journey extended from coast to coast, holding faculty positions at Harvard University, Tufts University, Brown University, and Columbia University. He is one of the first scholars of American Muslims after 9/11 and served as the co-PI of the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey (MAPOS), which was one of the earliest national surveys of American Muslims. He has published widely on American Muslim political behavior, identity politics, and on the question of Palestine. Dr. Dana’s research makes its way to the classroom. He views teaching to be at the heart of his intellectual drive, and was selected from among his faculty peers to be the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Washington.     

This event is presented by The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice