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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 focuses broadly on social identities and political behavior and takes a social psychological approach. In particular, she is interested in national identity, religion, migration, the European Union, and political attitudes.

Her dissertation examines the varied ways that individuals use religion to conceptualize boundaries of community. Using original and existing survey data as well as qualitative case studies, she analyzes the consequences of religion-community boundaries for national identity and immigration attitudes in Europe and the United States. Read more about her dissertation on her Research page.

Seville, Spain, 2015