Amaney Jamal

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Amaney Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Jamal also directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development. She currently is President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). The focus of her current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Her interests also include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the U.S. Jamal’s books include: Of Empires and Citizens (Princeton University Press, 2012), and Barriers to Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the 2008 APSA Best Book Award in comparative democratization); as well as the coauthor of Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11 (2009) and Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects (2007).