Emily Cury is a Research Fellow at Northeastern University’s Middle East Center and a Visiting Scholar with the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS). She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate Center, the City University of New York, where she specialized in international relations and comparative politics. Her research focuses on immigrant and diaspora communities in Western democracies. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on Muslim American interest groups and their policy advocacy strategies. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Politics and Religion and Diaspora Studies. She is currently working on a book project examining Muslim American policy advocacy and claims-making strategies, particularly around contentious domestic and foreign policy issues. She is part of a national interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners convened at Menlo College, Atherton, working on issues related to Muslim American political participation. Since joining Northeastern, she has also focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and its impacts on host societies.