Associated Faculty Jamal Named Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

Amaney Jamal, who is an associated faculty member of Near Eastern Studies, has been named the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, effective July 1, 2014. Jamal has published four books: Barriers to Democracy (2007), which won the 2008 Best Book Award in Comparative Democratization at the American Political Science Association; Race and Arab Americans before and after 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects, co-edited with Nadine Naber, (2008); Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11 (2009, co-authored as part of the Detroit Arab American Study Team); and Of Empires and Citizens: Pro American Democracy or No Democracy at All? (2012). She is the Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development. Jamal is also a principal investigator of the "Arab 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 (2011). In 2005, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar.