Major: Political Science &Women’s Studies
School: University of Connecticut
Sponsor: Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area Scholarship (MCA)
Abdullah Hasan is an Honors student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies, with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. As a patriotic American and devout Muslim, Abdullah has sought to shape his studies and life experiences in order to build bridges between his American and Islamic identities. He is the president of UConn’s Mock Trial Association, writer for his school newspaper, and also served as senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, Abdullah is the National Communications Coordinator for the Center for American Progress/Enough Project’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative. In the past, Abdullah interned with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project, assisting in cases against NYPD’s unlawful Muslim surveillance programs and the NSA’s mass surveillance practices, as well as with Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign. His current research focuses on the extent to which post-9/11 domestic policies have redefined masculinity within Muslim-American communities. After completing his undergraduate education, Abdullah plans to pursue a law degree to continue to build bridges between American and Islamic communities.
Abdullah is a Press Assistant at The White House Office of Management and Budget.