Engy Abdelkader

Engy Abdelkader speaking on a panel

Engy Abdelkader


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Engy Abdelkader is an award-winning attorney and scholar who has worked with Muslims, Arabs and South Asians since 9/11 to address Islamophobia. Her research and writing explores religious freedom challenges confronting American Muslims, European Muslims and Burmese Rohingya, among others. The author of When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, Abdelkader’s legal scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal, Asian American Law Journal at Berkeley Law and the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, among other law journals. Her popular writing has appeared in TIME, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and other news outlets. Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a Constitutional Law teaching fellow and graduated with academic distinction.


JD, Rutgers University School of Law; LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Areas of Expertise

  1. Religion, Race, and Gender at the Intersection of Law, Politics, and Society
  2. Islamophobia
  3. International Religious Freedom
  4. Civil Liberties and National Security
  5. International Terrorism and Human Rights
  6. Immigration
  7. Women in Islam


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