Amaney A. Jamal
Department of Politics
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University, Department of Politics, July 2014-present.
Full Professor, Princeton University, Department of Politics, November 2013-June 2014.
Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of Politics. July 2010- October 2013.
Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Department of Politics. July 2003- June 2010.
Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Department of Political Science. July 2002- June 2003.
PhD, University of Michigan, May 2003(Political Science)
ICPSR Summer Program on Quantitative Methods Regression Analysis, 07/1996-08/1996
B.A, Cum Laude, University of California-Los Angeles, 1993 (Political Science)
Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All (Fall 2012, Princeton University Press).
Reviewed in: Perspectives on Politics (review article), Foreign Affairs (Symposium); Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Middle East Journal, International Affairs, Huffington Post, Choice, New Middle Eastern Studies; Arab Studies Quarterly
Middle East Journals/Press: The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, al-Anba’ الانباء, Al-Akhbar English; The Angry Arab Blog; al-Ahram االاهرام’
(Best Book Award: Comparative Democratization: APSA 2008)
Reviewed in: Foreign Affairs, Democratization, Democratiya, Middle East Journal, Choice, Perspectives on Politics, Monthly Review.
Race and Arab Americans after 9-11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects (edited with Nadine Naber), Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11. (Co-authors Wayne Baker, Sally Howell, Ann Lin, Andrew Shryock, Ron Stockton, and Mark Tessler) Russell Sage, 2009.
Publications: (Journal Articles)
- Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt. With Elizabeth Nugent and Tarek Masoud. Forthcoming at the Journal of Conflict Resolution.. 2016.
- Using the Qur’ān to Empower Arab Women? Theory and Experimental Evidence From Egypt. (With Tarek Masoud and Elizabeth Nugent). Comparative Political Studies. 2016.
- Elections in the Arab World: Why Do Citizens Turn Out? (With Carolina de Miguel and Mark Tessler). Comparative Political Studies.2015.
- Explaining Divergent Revolutionary Coalitions: Regime Strategies and the Structuring of Participation in the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions. (with Mark Beissinger and Kevin Mazur). Journal of Comparative Politics. October 2015.
- Does Islam Play a Role in anti-Immigrant Sentiment: An Experimental Approach. (with Mat Creighton) Social Science Research,2015.
Best paper: the American Sociological Society’s International Migration Section (2016).
- America in the Eyes of Arabic Tweeters. With Robert O Keohane, David Romney and Dustin Tingley. Perspectives on Politics, March 2015.
- Is it Gender, Religion or Both? A Survey Experiment on Electability in Transitional Tunisia. (with Ellen Lust and Lindsay Benstead) Perspectives on Politics, March 2015.
- Has opposition to Immigration Increased in the US after the Economic Crisis? International Migration Review.(with Mat Creighton) Forthcoming, 2014.
- Religion in the Arab Spring: Between Two Competing Narratives.(With Michael Hoffman) Journal of Politics 76:3 July, 2014. (Lead Article)
- Anti-Americanism, Authoritarianism, and Attitudes about Women in Politics: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Jordan. (with Sarah Bush) Forthcoming (2014) at International Studies Quarterly.
- Governance and Health in the Arab World. (with Rajaie Batnij, Lina Khatib, Melani Cammett, Jeffrey Sweet, Sanjay Basu, Rita Giacaman, and Paul Wise). The Lancet. Jan, 2014.
- Can Washington Win over the Arab Street? Foreign Affairs. October 2013.
- How Arab Citizens Understand Democracy. Journal of Democracy.Fall 2012. (with Mark Tessler and Michael Robbins)
- The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities. Hoffman, Michael; Jamal, Amaney Middle East Law and Governance, Volume 4, Number 1, 2012 , pp. 168-188(21)
- “Democratic Utility of Trust: A Cross-National Analysis”. Journal of Politics Winter 2010.(with Irfan Nooruddin)
- “Dimensions of Democratic Support in the Arab World,” Journal of Democracy.” (with Mark Tessler). January, 2008. And also in Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (eds) How People View Democracy. John Hopkins University Press, October 2008.
- “When is Social Trust a Desirable Outcome? Evidence from the Arab World.”November 2007, Comparative Political Studies.
- “Who are the Democrats and Islamists in the Arab World?” World Affairs. Fall, 2006.
- “Symposium: The Methodologies of Field Research in the Middle East.” PS. July, 2006.
- Assimilating to a White Identity: The Case of Arab Americans. (With Kristine Ajrouch): International Migration Review, Fall, 2007.
- “The Political Participation and Engagement of Muslim Americans: Mosque Involvement and Group Consciousness,”American Politics Research, May, 2005, pages
- “Mosques, Collective Identity, and Gender Differences among Arab-American Muslims,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Winter 2005 *Re-published in Arabic, Cairo: Egypt 2008.
- “Muslim Americans, Islam and the “War on Terrorism” at Home and Abroad,” (review article) Middle East Journal. With Sunaina Maira. (Summer, 2005)
- “The Prospects of Democratic and Economic Reform in the Arab World,” Perspectives on Politics. Fall, 2005.
- “Regimes and Rules: Reassessing the Influence of Regime Type on Electoral Law Formation.” Comparative Political Studies. Vol. 35 No. 3 April, 2002. (With Ellen Lust-Okar).
- Women and Public Office in the Arab World. (Encyclopedia Entry) Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture. (Winter, 2005).
- “Maintaining Access,” with Ann Lin in Inside Story: Gaining Access to Research Sites. (Eds.) Feldman, Martha, Bell, Jennine and Sherry Berger. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2003.
- “Mainstream America’s Silence: The Racialization of Arab Americans.” in Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber’s “Race and Arab Americans after 9-11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects” Syracuse University Press, Feb 2008; and in Abdulkader Sinno (ed) Muslims in the West. Indiana University Press, 2008.
- “Arab American Racialization.” in Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber’s “Race and Arab Americans after 9-11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects” Syracuse University Press, Feb 2008
- “Values, Formative Experience and Intergroup Contact” With Wayne Baker.Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11.Russell Sage Foundation, 2009.
- The Aftermath of the 9/11 Attacks among Arab Americans: Detroit Exceptionalism and the Limits of Political Incorporation. (with Sally Howell) Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11. (2009) and in Katherine Ewing (ed) Being and Belonging: Muslims in the United States Since 9/11. June 2008.
- Belief and Belonging: How Churches and Mosques Matter in Arab (and Chaldean) Detroit. (With Sally Howell) in Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11.2009.
- “Associations without Democracy,” Generating Genuine Demand for Accountability: Public Opinion and State Responsiveness. World Bank, Winter 2010.
- Inside and Outside the Box: The Politics of Arab American Identity and Artistic Representations in Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the U.S eds. Paul Di Maggio and Patricia Fernandez, 2010.
- Muslim Americans: Enriching or Depleting American Democracy in Democracy and Religion. Eds. Alan Wolf and Ira Katznelson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
- Actors, Opinion and Participation in Ellen Lust-Okar, The Middle East, 12th Edition, Congressional Quarterly, Summer 2010.
- Demographics, political participation, and representation, The Cambridge Companion on American Islam (ed Omid Safi and Juliane Hammer). Oxford, 2013. With Liali Al-Banna.
- Political Attitudes of Youth Cohorts, in The Arab Uprisings Explained: The New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (ed Marc Lynch)Columbia University Press, 2014. (with Michael Hoffman)
- The Improvement of Women’s Rights in the Arab World in Governance in the Middle East and North Africa: A Handbook (ed Abbas Kandhim). Routledge 2013. (with Vickie Langohr)
- Women and the Middle East in the Political Science Discipline: Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures. 2014. (with Vickie Langohr)
- Arab Barometer Project- Principal Investigator: (with Mark Tessler)
- Best Dataset in the field of Comparative Politics: Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award (2010)
- Funded: Middle East Partnership Initiative. Survey Data collected in (First Wave 2005) Funded by MEPI
- (Second Wave 2010): Funded UNDP Arab World, IDRC, and USIP
- (Third Wave 2013): Funded UNDP Arab World, and IDRC
- Muslims in New York – Principal Investigator “Mosques, Civic Engagement, and Political Incorporation of American Muslims.” Funded by the Muslims in New York Project at Columbia University. This projects surveys Muslims in Brooklyn, New York. (2003)
- Detroit Arab American Study- Co-Principal Investigator: Detroit Arab American Study. Co-Principal Investigator on a companion research project to the Detroit Area Study for 2002 (Institute of Social Research, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). This project surveys Arab Americans in the Detroit Metro Area. (2003)
- Pew Research Center- Senior Project Advisor: (Religion in Public Life: American Muslim Project—Study consists of a National survey of the Muslim American population and surveys and focus groups in four cities: New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles. ). Summer 2006-Summer 2007. See: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/483/muslim-americans (2006)
- Luce Project- Co-PI: Religion, Conflict and Political Development. (2008-2011) Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
- Pew Research Center- Senior Project Advisor (Religion in Public Life: Islam in the World) (2010-2012)
- TESS: List Experiment- “Perceptions of Islam, Migration, and Citizenship in the United States: A list Experiment.” With Mat Creighton (Spring 2010)
- Gender Quotas in Jordan:
- Field Experiment“The Consequences of International Support for Gender Quotas in Jordan: A Field Experiment” With Sarah Bush. (Summer 2010)
- Who Votes Islamism: Why Islamism? With Tarek Masoud and Elizabeth Nugent (Summer 2012)
- Votes and Gender: How Salient is the Gender Gap in the Arab World? With Lindsay Benstead and Ellen Lust
- “The Anatomy of Protest in Egypt and Tunisia,” Foreign Policy. April 15, 2013. (with Mark Beissinger and Kevin Mazur)
- “How Islam Mattered in the Arab Uprising” The Monkey Cage. July 17, 2014.(with Michael Hoffman).
- “Egypt: What Comes Next?” The Monkey Cage. July 2, 2013. (with Liz Nugent).
- “Mohammad Mursi’s Dangerous Gamble and the Withering of Democracy in Egypt?” The Monkey Cage. September, 13, 2012.
- “President Obama: Here is Your ‘Game Changer’” Foreign Policy. Jan 29, 2011. (with Tarek Masoud and Ellen Lust)
- “Background Paper on Democratic Governance and Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)” The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Women’s Rights and Citizenship (WRC) Program. April 2010.
- Consultant: National Study of Undergraduate Teaching in Palestine. Summer 2009. AmidEast/USAID.
- “Arab States: Has the United States Poisoned Democracy?” Carnegie Arab Reform Bulletin. October, 2008. (With Mark Tessler)
- “A Tweaked View of Muslim Americans.” Islamic Horizons. November/December 2007 (with Farid Senzai).
- “Cosmetic Steps Forward and Substantive Steps Back: Democratic Reform in the Arab World. UNDP: 6th International Conference on New and Restored Democracies, Doha, Qatar, October 2006.
- “What the Palestinian Elections Really Signify?” United States Institute of Peace: Muslim World Initiative, Jan 2005.
- (Book Review). “Arab Nationalism: From Triumph to Despair” Political Science Quarterly. Summer, 2004.
- Preliminary Findings from the Detroit Arab American Study, Summer 2004 (with Wayne Baker, Sally Howell, Ann Lin, Andrew Shryock, Ron Stockton and Mark Tessler).
- SSRC Working Paper: Arab and Muslim Americans post 9-11, Summer, 2004.
- SSRC Working Paper: Homeland Security and our Nation’s Social Capital (with Steve Heydemann), Summer, 2004.
- “From Active Resistance to Democratic Missionaries? Palestinian Local Elites” Palestine Report-Jerusalem Media and Communications Center. May, 2000.
- (Book Review) “Islamic Politics in Palestine. International Journal of Middle East Studies. (August, 2001).
- (Book Review) “Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States.” Middle East Women’s Studies Review. (Spring 1998.)
Awards, Fellowships and Grants:
- Fall 2015. American Sociological Society International Migration Section’s best paper award: “Does Islam Play a Role in Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: An Experimental Approach”.
- Fall 2013. Bobst Foundation: Collaborative Research Network with the American University of Beirut—Issam Fares Institute. $800,000.00.
- Fall 2013. National Science Foundation: Experimental Research on Religious Scripture and Political Behavior in the Muslim World. (With Tarek Masoud) $450,000.00
- Summer 2013. United States Institute of Peace (Arab Barometer Project) $120,000.00
- Spring 2013. Center for Health and Well-Being: Princeton University: Islamists and Public Health in the Arab World. $35,000.00 (with Tarek Masoud)
- Summer 2012. International Development Research Center (Arab Barometer Project: Third Wave): $350,000.00
- Summer 2010. Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award for the Arab Barometer, Summer 2010.
- Spring 2010. NSF: Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS): “Perceptions of Islam, Migration, and Citizenship in the United States: A list Experiment.” With Mat Creighton
- Spring 2010. Bobst Grant_Princeton University: “The Consequences of International Support for Gender Quotas in Jordan: A Field Experiment” With Sarah Bush. $8,000.00
- Spring 2010. United States Institute of Peace (Arab Barometer Project) $120,000.00
- Winter 2010. International Development Research Centre (Arab Barometer Project)
- Winter 2010. UNDP-Arab World: (Arab Barometer Project)
- Summer 2008. Best Book Award: “Barriers to Democracy.” Comparative Democratization Section, American Political Science Association.
- Summer 2008. Co-PI Awarded: Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs. ($400,000.00). Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (With Rafaela Dancygier and Mirjam Kunkler).
- Winter 2007. University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Princeton University. ($5,000.00)
- Sept 2005. Awarded: United States Institute of Peace Grant: Citizenship and Democracy in the Arab World: The Mediating Effects of Wealth and Islam. ($34,000.00)
- May 2005. Awarded: Middle East Partnership Initiative Grant: Arab Barometer Project (with Mark Tessler) (~$600,000.00)
- March 2005. Awarded: Carnegie Scholar: Citizenship and Democracy in the Arab World: The Mediating Effects of Wealth and Islam ($98,500.00)
- December 2004. University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Princeton University. Support for survey project in Kuwait. ($7,000.00)
- Summer 2004. Council on Foreign Relations: Appointed Term Member.
- Spring 2004. PIIRS: Summer Support for Research in the Arab World. (~$25,000.00)
- Spring 2004. University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Princeton University. Support for project: “When is Trust a Desirable Outcome?” ($1,200.00)
- Fall 2002. Russell Sage Foundation support for the Detroit Arab American Study ($750,000.00)
- Fall 2002. Columbia University: Muslims in America Project support for “Mosques, Civic Engagement, and Political Incorporation of American Muslims.” ($40,000.00)
Service to the Field:
- Winter 2015. NYU AbuDhabi Winter Institute on Experimental Methods (Instruction)
- June 2014. APSA MENA Task Force: June 3-June10, Cairo Egypt (Instruction)
- Winter 2014. NYU AbuDhabi Winter Institute on Experimental Methods (Instruction)
- Winter 2014. President: Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS)
- Winter 2014. Board Member: North American Association of Islamic and Muslims Studies (NAAIMS)
- Winter 2014. Midwest: Chair of Pi Sigma Alpha Award Best Paper Committee
- Winter 2014. MESA (Middle East Studies Association): Program Committee
- Fall 2012-Winter 2013. Midwest: Progam co-Chair (with Kathy Cramer-Walsh)
- Summer 2012. APSA MENA Task Force: Steering Committee
- Fall 2011. Comparative Democratization (APSA): Treasurer
- Winter 2011. Comparative Democratization (APSA): Best Book Award Selection Committee
- Winter 2011. Project on Middle East Political Science (Pomeps) Steering Committee (Member)
- Spring 2010. Comparative Politics of Developing Countries (APSA) Section Co-Chair (American Political Science Association–2011)
- Fall 2008. Princeton Model UN
- Spring 2008. Comparative Democratization (APSA) Nominations Committee
- Spring 2008. Middle East Studies Association Meetings, 2008 Program Committee.
- Fall 2007- . Advisory Board: Encyclopedia of Muslim American History
- Fall 2007/Winter 2008. Section Head: Middle East Politics. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meetings.
- Fall 2007-Summer 2010. Social Science Book Review Editor: International Journal of Middle East Studies Journal.
- Fall 2005. Princeton Model UN
- Winter 2005. Elected Middle East Studies Association Nominations Committee
- Winter 2005. Advisory Group: Council on Foreign Relations Report on Anti-Americanism
- Winter 2005. United States Institute of Peace Advisory Committee on US-Muslim Relations.
- Fall 2004. SSRC/ New York Times/UC Berkeley Workshop: Institute on Islam and Muslims in America.
- Spring 2004. Participant: SSRC Dissertation Development Workshop. (Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with Middle East Studies).
- Spring 2004. Consultant: Reframing the Challenge of Migration and Security, SSRC Consultative Group.
- Prepared Report: Arab and Muslim Americans post 9-11
- Prepared Report: 9-11: Homeland Security and our Nation’s Social Capital (with Steve Heydemann).
- Spring 2004. Participant: SSRC Working Group on Islam in America.
- Fall 2002-Winter 2004. H-NET-Middle East Politics Listserv Editor.
- Fall 2000 & Fall 2001. Graduate Student GSI mentor. (Aid in the mentoring of first time GSIs in the Department of Political Science).
- Fall 2000-2006. Association of Middle East Women’s Studies Listserv Editor.
- Summer/Fall 1999. Research Consultant: Jerusalem Media and Communications Center-Jerusalem.
- Spring 1999-present. Board Member of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies.
- Graduate Seminar: Introduction to the Study of Comparative Politics
- Undergraduate Seminar: Junior Workshop: Gender and Islam, Department of Politics
- Graduate Seminar: Civil Society and Political Transitions, Princeton University
- Undergraduate Lecture Course: Politics of the Middle East. Dept. of Politics, Princeton University
- Undergraduate Seminar: Challenge of Democracy in the Middle East, Princeton University.
- Undergraduate Seminar: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Department of Political Science, Columbia University
- Spring 2012. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis: Judaic Studies. Tal Eisensweig
- Spring 2012. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis Dept of Politics: Alex Simon
- Spring 2011. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis Near Eastern Studies. Student: Shannon Mercer
- Spring 2010. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis Near Eastern Studies “Mere Parchment Guarantees: The problem of effectiveness in International Human Rights Law: CEDAW, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Morocco as Case Studies”. Student: Rachel George
- Spring 2008. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis written in the “Women and Gender Program.” Student: Larisa Baste.
- Spring 2005. Advisor: Best MA Thesis written in Department of Near Eastern Studies. Student: Reem Marto.
- Spring 2004. Advisor: Best Undergraduate Senior Thesis written in the Department of Politics at Princeton University: “Lyman H. Atwater Prize in Politics,” Student Alex Kobishyn.
- 2013-. Journal of Politics and Religion
- 2010-.World Politics Editorial Board
- 2007-2010.International Journal of Middle East Studies
- 2006-2009. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies
Princeton University Service:
- July 2014-2015. PIIRS—Executive Committee (one-year)
- Fall 2013-present. Dean of Faculty Committee on Diversity
- July 2012-present. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice: Director
- July 2010-present. Workshop on Arab Political Development: Director
- July 2010-present. Center for Study of Religion: Executive Committee
- July 2010-present. Program in Latino Studies: Executive Committee
- July 2010- present. Study Abroad Advisor: Dept of Politics
- July 2010-2013. Center for the Study of Democratic Politics: Executive Committee
- July 2010-2012. Faculty Committee on Public Lectures: Member
- July 2010-2011. PIIRS—Executive Committee (one-year)
- July 2010-2011. Council for International Teaching and Research: (one-year)
- May 2010-May 2011. Race and Gender in Graduate Admissions Committee: Dept of Politics
- Spring 2007. Center for Migration and Development Awards Committee
- Fall 2005-present. Center for Migration and Development: Executive Committee
- Fall 2005-present. James Madison Center: Executive Committee
- Fall 2004-Spring 2007. Bobst Center: Board of Directors
- Fall 2004. Faculty Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
- Fall 2004-Spring 2005. Advisory Committee to the Chair
- Spring 2004-present. Program Committee: Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University.
- American Political Science Association: Presenter and Discussant
- Middle East Studies Association: Presenter
- Midwest Political Science Association: Presenter
- APSA (American Political Science Association)
- MESA (Middle East Studies Association)
- MPSA (MidWest Political Science Association).
- ISA (International Studies Association)
- IPSA (International Political Science Association)