Laila Alawa

Laila Alawa

Laila Alawa

Expert

Areas of Expertise: American Muslims, Demographics and Diversity, Gender, Islamophobia, Media & Creative Expression, Muslims in the West, Social Justice, Politics

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Laila Alawa is the Founder and CEO of The Tempest, the global tech and media company changing the narrative of diverse millennial women in the world. Previously, Laila worked with the White House and Congress. Her work with the Department of Homeland Security drew national controversy amidst bigotry. She worked as a research specialist at Princeton University, examining socio-cognitive processing within community identity and belonging. As an undergraduate at Wellesley College, Laila researched stereotype threat for women in sciences and consumer behaviorism, and was published in Psychology of Women Quarterly. The New York Times called her a disruptive force in media.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, Education Studies, Wellesley College

Areas of Expertise

  1. American Muslims
  2. Demographics and Diversity
  3. Gender
  4. Islamophobia
  5. Media & Creative Expression
  6. Muslims in the West
  7. Social Justice
  8. Politics

Publications

  • In the midst of a polarized and heated election season in 2016 where Muslims were frequent subjects of national debate, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) set out to discover what American Muslims wanted for themselves. ISPU researchers set out to answer three...

  • In the midst of a polarized and heated election season in 2016 where Muslims were frequent subjects of national debate, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) set out to discover what American Muslims wanted for themselves. ISPU researchers set out to answer three...

Other Work