Rebecca Karam

Rebecca Karam

Rebecca Karam

Expert

Areas of Expertise: International Migration, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology of Religion, Islam in America

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Rebecca Karam is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. She received her BA in sociology from University of Michigan-Dearborn. Rebecca is currently working on her dissertation entitled “Making Muslim Americans: Parenting Practices, Parochial Schools, and the Transmission of Faith Across Generations in Metropolitan Detroit.” Using qualitative methods, she is conducting a study investigating the intergenerational transmission of religion and parenting strategies among second-generation Muslim American adults in Metropolitan Detroit in order to reveal often misunderstood connections between religiosity and acculturation in contemporary Muslim American communities.

Education

BA, Sociology, University of Michigan–Dearborn

Areas of Expertise

  1.  International Migration
  2. Ethnic and Racial Studies
  3. Sociology of Religion
  4. Islam in America

Publications

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

Other Work

Rebecca Karam, “Rust Belt Revitalization, Immigration, and Islam: Toward a Better Understanding of Mosques in Declining Urban Neighborhoods,” City & Community 16(3).