Elisabeth Becker

Elisabeth Becker

Elisabeth Becker

Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Gender and Identity, Immigration, Islamophobia, Refugee Policy, Religion

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Elisabeth Becker is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at Yale University, where she is a junior fellow in cultural sociology and religion and politics. Elisabeth graduated wth a BA in Sociology from Cornell University, an MSc in Refugee/Migration Studies from Oxford University and an MPhil in Sociology from Yale. Her interests center on religion, ethnicity, culture, and inequality. Elisabeth’s dissertation draws from over two years of ethnographic research in European mosques, where she examined contestation over Islam and its connections to national identity struggles in Germany, Great Britain, and Spain. She is also the Principal Investigator on the MAP-NYC Project, which utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand Muslim contributions to New York City.

Elisabeth’s academic work has been published in the Journal of Racial & Ethnic Studies, the Journal for the American Academy of Religion and Social Science & Medicine. She also writes about religion and politics for mainstream outlets, having published in The Washington Post, UN Dispatch, Policy Trajectories, Global Dialogue and Discover Society. Elisabeth is currently completing her first book, on intercultural marriage, represented by Jessica Craig Literary.

Education

BA, Cornell University; MSc, Oxford University; MPhil, Yale University