Assistant Professor of Religion, Race, and Ethnicity
B.A., Rutgers University, 1988
M.A., New School University, 1995
Ph.D., New School University, 2004
Dr. Abdullah primarily works on identity formation and how the intersection of religious, racial, and ethnic processes influences its construction. His research interests include such areas as Islam in America, African Diaspora studies, ethnography, globalization and transnationalism, international migration, urbanism, gender and sexuality, material culture, film and visual anthropology. He is working on a book about West African immigrants and how they incorporate themselves into the urban landscape by negotiating the boundaries of their Muslim, Black, and African identities.
627 Anderson Hall
Negotiating Muslim Space: The incorporation of West African Muslim Immigrants in New York City,Ӕ Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in New York, editors Jose Casanova & Aristide Zolberg. New York, NY: New York University Press (In press).
West Africa,Ӕ Encyclopedia of American Immigration, James Ciment (ed.). Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2001.