Professor Jen’nan Read
Associate Professor, Sociology and Global Health, Duke University
Jen’nan Ghazal Read is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Health at Duke University. She is a Carnegie Scholar who has spent the past several years exploring the political and economic experiences of Muslim Americans and Arab Americans. She has published widely on this topic, including a book and numerous articles. In addition to the U.S. context, Dr. Read has been doing comparative work on Muslim integration in the U.S., France, and England.
She has received prestigious awards and grants, including ones from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Russell Sage Foundation, and U.S. Census Bureau. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Newsweek, and most recently the Charlie Rose Show.
Read has also been an invited guest speaker at Oxford, Yale, Princeton, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.
Dr. Read was born in the U.S. to an American mother and Libyan father and spent 15 years of her youth in Libya and Egypt.