Aala Abdelgadir is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She is a comparative scholar of identity and politics. In the European context, her research investigates the impact of institutional policies and societal attitudes on the meaningful inclusion of Muslim minorities. In sub-Saharan Africa, Abdelgadir's work examines the historical origins of conservative Islamic ideas and identities and their implications for contemporary political attitudes and behaviors.
Teaching Assistant, Immigration and Multi-Culturalism (Stanford)
Teaching Assistant, Science of Politics (Stanford)
Education & Training
- PhD in political Science, Stanford University, 2021
Political Secularism and Muslim Integration in the West: Assessing the Effects of the French Headscarf Ban (with Vasiliki Fouka). American Political Science Review. 2020.
Identity and Politics
Religion and Politics
Migration and Citizenship