Engy Abdelkader

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Engy Abdelkader is an attorney and scholar who has worked with Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians since September 11 to address Islamophobia. While she teaches graduate seminars on international human rights law, her research and writing explores the intersection of religion, law, and society with a particular focus on Islam and Muslims. The author of "When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections" (Georgetown Bridge Initiative) and "A Comparative Analysis of European Islamophobia" (UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law), Abdelkader’s legal scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal, Asian American Law Journal at Berkeley Law, and the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, among others. Her popular writing has appeared in TIME, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and other news outlets. Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees, including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a constitutional law teaching fellow and graduated with academic distinction.

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