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Sharmin Sadequee is a cultural anthropologist with a research interest in understanding Islam and Muslim communities in North America. Her current research on Islamic cemeteries and regenerative mosques tries to understand the relationship between Islam, land, and sustainability in American secularism. Her other current book projects include a manuscript on Islam and Muslims in terrorism prosecutions, securitized prisons, and civil society social movements in the United States and an edited collection entitled Islamophobia and/in the Post-Secular State. She has been a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta-Augustana and completed her doctorate at Michigan State University.