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A fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Public Religion Research Institute, Engy Abdelkader is a scholar based at Rutgers University. Abdelkader's teaching and research explore religion, race, and gender at the intersection of law, politics and society both domestically and internationally. Representative scholarly publications include When Islamophobia Turns Violent (Georgetown), A Comparative Analysis of European Islamophobia (UCLA School of Law), Muslim Americans (Berkeley Law), A Comparative Analysis of Islamic Jurisprudential Approaches to Female Judges in the Muslim World (Fordham University School of Law), Anti-Muslim Ads, the First Amendment and the Efficacy of Counterspeech (Berkeley Law) and the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Oregon Review of International Law). Additionally, her popular writing has appeared on CNN, HuffPost, TIME, the Christian Science Monitor and numerous other outlets. Also dedicated to public service, Abdelkader collaborates with the United Nations, U.S. State Department, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the American Bar Association, among others. Notably, Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as a Constitutional Law Teaching Fellow and graduated with the highest honors.


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    Lecturer, Rutgers University
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
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