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Dr. Stephanie N. Shady is an incoming Visiting Assistant Professor at The American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science (comparative politics) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research centers broadly on social identities and political behavior and takes a social psychological approach.

Stephanie’s current research focuses on how individuals conceptualize their communities, and with what consequences. She uses survey and historical analysis to understand how religion defines community boundaries, particularly in European and the United States. Stephanie aims to contribute research that will improve inter-group relations in pluralistic societies. Read more about her ongoing projects on her Research page.

Stephanie is a passionate teacher and an avid traveler and photographer. You can find more information about her work in these spaces using the menu above.

Seville, Spain, 2015