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  • Name: Laila Noureldin

    Recipient Year: 2018|2016|2019

    Major: Sociology

    Description: Laila H. Noureldin’s research interests include racialized religion and identity construction among both immigrant and incarcerated American Muslim populations. In her dissertation, “From Incarceration to Imancipation: Blackamerican Muslim Conversion and Reentry,” she used conversion (specifically Islamic conversion) as an opportunity to study how identity change and the creation of self-narratives mitigates the effects of incarceration stigmas on formerly incarcerated individuals by examining its effect on reentry outcomes (e.g., employment, housing, health, and social networks) in a comparative framework across religious traditions. While assessing how conversion while incarcerated impacts reentry outcomes for African American Muslim converts, she paid particular attention to how these individuals make sense of their newly acquired religious identity and juggle multiple marginalized identities.

    School Name: University of Chicago

    Sponsor: Batool Javidan Memorial Scholarship|Shazi Naiyer Scholarship|Safia Noor Memorial Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laila-noureldin-3142a717b/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient