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Amani Jamal

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Dr.. Amani Jamal

Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Professor Edwards S. Sanford” Edwards S. Sanford for Politics, Princeton University


Co-founder and co-principal investigator, Arab Barometer


Areas of Expertise: Public Opinion, Democratic Transition, Civic Engagement in the Arab World, International Relations, Women and Gender, Electoral Behavior, Governance, Migrants, Religion and Politics


Prepared for interviews in the language: Arabic, English


Amani A. Jamal is Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Edward S. Sanford Political Science, and Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Princeton University. She is the former director of the Mamdouha S. Center. Bobst for Peace and Justice. Jamal directs the Arab Political Development Workshop and the Bobst-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative. She is also a co-founder and co-principal investigator of the Arab Barometer.


Her book "Democracy Obstacles" published in 2007 explores the role of NGOs in promoting democracy in the Arab world, and in 2008 it won the Best Book Award in Political Science in the United States of America, Department of Comparative Democratic Transformation Studies. Her other books include "Empires and Citizens" and she co-edited "Arab Americans Before and After 9/11". Jamal's articles have been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics, Policy Insights, International Migration Review, and other academic platforms. Her article “Does Islam Play a Role in Anti-immigrant Sentiment: An Empirical Approach” published in the Journal of Research in the Social Sciences in 2015, won the 2016 Louis Wirth Prize for Best Essay, the award presented by the American Sociological Association, Division of International Migration.


Jamal serves as co-founder and co-principal investigator for the Arab Barometer (which won the Best Comparative Policy Database Award (Liephart/Przeworski/Ferba Prize 2010)) and has received grants amounting to over $5 million for this and other projects Who: The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS), the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Carnegie Institution of New York, and the Los Angeles Foundation.


In 2006, Jamal was chosen to receive the title of "Carnegie Scholar". Jamal received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (2003). Her specialization includes the Middle East and North Africa, collective and political behavior, political development and democratization, inequality and economic segregation, Muslim immigration (to the United States and Europe), gender, race, religion, and class.




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