received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Her research mainly focuses on Muslim immigrants in the United States and Muslim minorities in China. Her forthcoming book titled Between Islam and the American Dream
(Routeldge, 2013) argues that the social contexts shaped by the 9/11 events facilitate rather than impede the "Americanization" of Muslim immigrants. She has also published journal articles and book chapters on Muslim entrepreneurs in China. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.