Our Projects

Muslim American experiences at Northeastern Illinois University

Researchers Drs. Matthew Wolfram and Brian Vivona are partnering with a group of four students who are members of the Muslim American Student Association at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. The study will use semi-structured qualitative interviews to investigate the college and career preparation experiences of Muslim American students with different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The goals of the study are to identify the sociocultural and institutional factors that impact the success of Muslim American college students; and such factors may include religious minoritization on campus, gender and other social dynamics in the Muslim community, as well as historical factors such as the post-9/11 War on Terror and the COVID-19 pandemic.