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Lecture: “Ummah : The Effects of Community Responsibility on Muslim Political Behavior in the United States” with Nura Sediqe (Princeton University)

February 25, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Drawing on an originally fielded survey of 1,000 Muslims in the United States, Dr. Nura Sediqe assess what influence the racial climate has on Muslims commitment to community (ummah). Sediqe develop a theory for ‘ummah consciousness’ to understand how commitment to the ummah may influence political behavior. Sediqe finds that Muslims who hold a higher sense of ummah consciousness are more likely to participate in communal-specific types of political participation. The findings highlight how Muslims hold on to a sense of community in response to being racialized.

Nura A. Sediqe is a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Most recently, she co-taught SPIA’s “The Politics of Public Policy” as part of the core curriculum for the first year MPA students. Her research interests involve how identity, namely racialized identities and gender, influence individual’s policy preferences and political behavior. Her forthcoming book manuscript investigates Muslims in the United States and how the evolution of their identities has influenced their policy preferences. She also writes on Black political behavior, focusing on the intersection of race and religion for Black Muslims.


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Organized by Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke Middle East Studies Center, Duke Political Science, and Duke AMES Department.


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February 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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