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Department ofPolitical Science

Farid Senzai

Farid Senzai
Farid Senzai
Associate Professor
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • U.S Foreign Policy towards the Middle East
  • Muslims in America

See Books

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

Educating the Muslims of America

Academic Publications

"Cultural Citizenship and Belonging: Muslim International Medical Graduates in the USA"

"American Muslim Physicians' Experiences Since 9/11: Cultural Trauma and the Formation of Islamic Identity"

"Defining a Moderate"


Engaging American Muslims: Political Trends and Attitudes

A Window into American Muslim Physicians: Civic Engagement and Community Partici

The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community



Funding Gives US Vital Leverage with Islamists in Egypt, elsewhere

Divisive Presidential Politics Takes Aim at the American Muslim Community

The Muslim Swing Vote

The Many Shades of Islamists

Obama and the Arab Spring

War or Peace in Afghanistan? 

Only the U.S. Has the Clout to Make Mideast Peace

US Public Diplomacy: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Muslims

Educating the Muslims of America

Response to the 9/11 Commission Report

The Greater Middle East Initiative: Off to a Shaky Start

The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim American Community

War Will Not Bring Democracy to the Middle East

Only Extremism Breeds Extremism

Scare Tactics to Garner Votes 

Curriculum vitae
In the News

August 30, 2022

Farid Senzai comments on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling on multiple cases regarding religious rights this year, seen by many as blurring the line between church and state.

July 19, 2022

Farid Senzai wrote about the US-withheld Afghan foreign reserves and Washington’s concerns over a lack of transparency in delivery services by the Taliban and its assurance that it would reach the population.

March 4, 2022

Farid Senzai co-wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post about President Biden’s decision to redirect frozen Afghan funds to pay families of 9/11 victims in the United States while Afghans are facing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with millions on the edge of starvation.