Amaney Jamal

Dean of Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Amaney Jamal is Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. She is the former Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and also directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development and the Bobst-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative. As demonstrated by her ongoing work, Jamal continues to build and strengthen collaborative relationships with international and local partners.

Jamal’s expertise is centered on democratization and political development of the Arab World. She is an expert on the Middle East and North Africa, mass and political behavior, inequality and economic segregation, Muslim and Arab immigration (U.S. and Europe), gender, race, religion, and class.

She is co-principal of the Arab Barometer Project, which is the longest standing and largest repository of publicly available data on the views of ordinary citizens across the Middle East and North Africa. Her efforts have helped to secure over $4M in grants for this and other projects from the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF: Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, Qatar National Research Fund, United States Institute of Peace, the International Development Research Centre, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Luce Foundation.

Jamal has authored several award-winning books and articles that examine effects of democracy in the Arab world. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and the International Migration Review. Her article “Does Islam Play a Role in Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: An Experimental Approach”, in Social Science Research won the 2016 Louis Wirth Best Article Award from International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

In 2006, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar, received the prestigious Kuwait Prize in 2019, and in 2021 she was inducted into the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan.

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