Engy Abdelkader

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Engy Abdelkader is based at Rutgers University where her teaching and research explores religion, race and gender at the intersection of law, politics and society.  She has dedicated her path-breaking career to advancing social justice issues, from religious freedom and racial equality to the rights of immigrants, women and children. She has collaborated with the UN, US State Department and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Representative scholarly publications include When Islamophobia Turns Violent (Georgetown), A Comparative Analysis of European Islamophobia (UCLA School of Law), Muslim Americans (Berkley Law), A Comparative Analysis of Islamic Jurisrudential Approaches to Female Judges in the Muslim World (Fordham University School of Law), Anti-Muslim Ads, the First Amendment and the Efficacy of Counterspeech (Berkeley Law). Her writing has appeared in CNN, HuffPost, TIME, the Christian Science Monitor and numerous other outlets. Abdelkader holds two US law degrees including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as a Constitutional Law Teaching Fellow and graduaed with the highest honors.  


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