What are the politics of Muslim Americans, and how might they be changing under the current political environment of Trump and a crackdown on immigration from Muslim countries to the United States? Emily Cury Tohma and Aubrey Westfall talk to Maria Armoudian about politics and Muslim America.

Emily Cury Tohma is a research fellow at Northeastern University’s Middle East Center. She has written research papers on Muslim Americans, the 2016 Election, and the Palestine-Israeli conflict.

Aubrey Westfall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College. She has written research papers on gender and political behavior among Muslim Americans, and the religious, social and political dynamics of Islamic practice in the United States. She is the co-author of The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States.



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