Duhok Bazar, Iraq
December 2015

I am a faculty lecturer at Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology. I hold a Ph.D. in sociology from Michigan State University. I am originally from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and my research focuses on ethnic and sectarian identities in the Middle East. I use qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate how identities are constructed and deconstructed in the MENA region. Specifically, I look at how ethnic and sectarian narratives impact peoples’ attitudes and behaviors.