Nermin Allam is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University-Newark. Allam holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of Alberta, Canada. Her areas of research interest include: Social movements; gender politics; Middle Eastern and North African studies; and political Islam. Allam’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, International Development Research Centre, and the American Political Science Association. She held a Social Science and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University.