Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University. His work explores how knowledge is produced, transmitted, evaluated and put to use (or not) — and how thinking is shaped by the institutions and social contexts people find themselves in. He applies these lenses to a range of topics including race, inequality, social movements, extremism, policing, national security, foreign policy — and more recently — U.S. political elections.
Al-Gharbi’s research has been published in The Wilson Quarterly, Middle East Policy, The Times Higher Education, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Quartz, The Observer, Salon, AlterNet, HuffPo, Counterpunch, The National Interest, MarketWatch, The American Conservative and other venues–subsequently featured in dossiers by the U.S. State Department, the U.S Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Army War College, the Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC) at Westpoint, and Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Articles have been translated into Spanish, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, and other languages–receiving wide circulation and syndication. Work has been cited in textbooks and journal articles, and featured by the Brookings Institute, the New America Foundation, RAND Corporation, and in outlets such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and New York Magazine.
Musa is also regularly tapped for radio, print and television interviews, to include spots with China’s Global Times, Egypt’s Al-Ahram, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Voice of Russia, RT America, Newsmax, Voice of America, and Agence France-Presse (AFP).