Elisabeth Becker

Elisabeth Becker

Elisabeth Becker

Fellow

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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

Areas of Expertise

  1. Gender and Identity
  2. Immigration
  3. Islamophobia
  4. Refugee Policy
  5. Religion

Publications

  • To fill the widespread gaps in knowledge about American Muslim citizens, including their positive effect on the country, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of American Muslims in New York City. We did so by analyzing contributions across eight key areas:...

  • This is a summary of the key findings of An Impact Report of Muslim Contributions to New York City. To fill the widespread gaps in knowledge about American Muslim citizens, including their positive effect on the country, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified...