Rabia Kamal received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining LUMS, she served as a faculty member in the Anthropology Program at the University of San Francisco for six years. Dr. Kamal’s research brings together scholarship on cultural and visual anthropology, racial and gender politics in the United States and South Asia, and the use of social media and new technologies for political resistance and social change. Her dissertation work focused on the cultural politics of belonging and identity among South Asian American and African American Muslim artists and activists in post-9/11 America. Her current research is a multi-sited ethnography located at the nexus of social media and social justice in the United States and Pakistan and explores the ways in which technology and digital cultures are affecting how young activists are engaging with “the political.”
Kamal, R. (2020). "Muslims and Social Media in North America". Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.
Kamal, R. (2014). "Teaching Asian American Islam and Racialization Through Film". American Academy of Religion Spotlight on Teaching.
Kamal, R. (2015). "Islamophobia: History and Current Realities in the U.S.", Published. Jonathan X. Lee (Eds.), Asia American Religious Cultures, ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Kamal, R. (2014). "Youth Movements," "Islamic Dress and Fashion", Published. Yvonne H. Haddad and Jane I. Smith (Eds.), The [Oxford] Handbook on American Islam, Oxford University Press.
Kamal, R. (2011). "Pakistani America: History, People and Culture", Published. Jonathan X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore, (pp. 955-996), ABCCLIO, LLC.