Nancy Khalil, Ph.D.

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Nancy A. Khalil is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University and served as an Instructor of Muslim Ministry at Harvard Divinity School before coming to Yale. Her research has focused on the politics of American Islam with an emphasis on the profession of the Imam in America.  Other research projects she has worked on include research on migrant and second generation political and civic engagement, Muslim students on U.S. college campuses, as well as a large project specific to the Muslim community in Boston.  Her academic work has been supported by several foundations, some include the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Bucerius Zeit-Stiftung, and the Islamic Scholarship Fund.  Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College and Advisor to their Multi-faith Living and Learning Community.