Amina Shareef

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Amina Shareef




Educational Studies


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Amina's research focuses on the War on Terror, anti-Muslim racism, gender, the hijab, and education

Broadly speaking, I research gender, the War on Terror, anti-Muslim racism, Muslim subjectivities, and education.

I joined the Department of Educational Studies in September 2023.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Education, University of Cambridge, UK 2024
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University, USA 2013

Research interests

My research interests sit at the intersection of Critical Muslim Studies and Islamophobia Studies. I research the subjection of young Muslim women through counterextremism projects, anti-Muslim racism, racial violence on the street, and experiences of racism in schools. I am working towards building a tawhidic research paradigm. I draw on qualitative and youth participatory action research methods.

My research keywords include:

Anti-Muslim racism
War on Terror
Racial justice in education
anti-Muslim street violence
Hijab politics
Far Right

I am currently working on a book project, in collaboration with Dr. Tyler Denmead at the University of Cambridge, to examine what we are calling White educability--the notion that White people have a superior capacity to be educated and which draws on racial and colonial knowledge as it circulates in contemporary Britain in the context of the War on Terror.