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Musa al-Gharbi

Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology, Columbia University

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology. Broadly, his research explores how we think about, talk about, and produce knowledge about social phenomena including race, inequality, social movements, extremism, policing, national security, foreign policy and domestic U.S. political contests.

Prior to joining Columbia Sociology, Musa obtained a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, a M.A. in Philosophy and taught classes in Political Science at the University of Arizona. His work, accordingly, draws on methods and theories from a range of disciplines — and has been published and cited in academic journals and textbooks across a range of disciplines.

Musa is also deeply committed to engaging policymakers and the public. His work has been published or featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, New Republic, CNN and many other popular outlets — as well as in publications by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army War College, the Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), the Brookings Institute, RAND Corporation and beyond.

Relevant writing:

How Did President Trump Appeal To Voters Of Color?” in NPR

One word shows how much we’ve changed the way we talk about race” in CNN

In a world full of African American Democrats, black Republicans stand alone” in USA Today

State Expertise: National
Speaks: English

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  • Civil Unrest
  • Election Results
  • Forecasting
  • Misinformation
  • Polling

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