Muslim-American Politics

Aubrey Westfall, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2018 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award supports junior faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are committed to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars. Each Malkiel Scholar will receive a 12-month award of $17,500 while working toward tenure.

Also, Westfall recently co-authored a book that investigates the social and political effects of the practice of Muslim-American women wearing the headscarf (hijab) in a non-Muslim state.

Click here for the link to the publisher’s page.

In addition, she published an article that examines the nature of the relationship between mosque involvement and political engagement.

Click here for the link to the article.