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I'm a book author of nonfiction.

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My first book, "Muslims of Metropolis" is being published by Rutgers University Press (August 2008), and deals with migration, integration, and identity formation in three Muslim families in the West -- a Palestinian family in London, a Kurdish family in Berlin, and a Bangladeshi family in New York City. Research and travel for the book was funded by the Fulbright program, the U.S. Department of Education and the American Council on Germany. I am currently developing my second book proposal.

I have worked as a research analyst on corporate social responsibility issues in financial services, as a communications strategist for various nonprofit development and social justice organizations, and a journalist in the USA, Germany and India. I received my Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2003, and my Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the College of William & Mary in 1999.

I married Matthew Young on September 9, 2007. We live in Brooklyn, NY.