Emily Cury is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Pine Manor College. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where she specialized in international relations and comparative politics. Her research focuses on minority advocacy, Muslim American politics, undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis. Her work has been published in several peer reviewed journals. She is the author of Claiming Belonging: Muslim American Advocacy in an Era of Islamophobia (Cornell University Press 2021).