Nancy A. Khalil
School: Harvard University
Sponsor: Zehra Attari Memorial Fund
Nancy A. Khalil is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University. She received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Communication from Boston University, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and an A.M. in Anthropology from Harvard. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, MSA National, as well as Harvard’s Weatherhead Center, Pluralism Project and Center for American Political Studies. Her interests include transnational studies and migration, religious freedom and law, Muslim societies, nationalism and citizenship. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College and Advisor to their Multi-faith Living and Learning Community.
Nancy co-founded a non-profit, Muslim Justice League (MJL). The Muslim Justice League (MJL), founded in Boston in 2014, defends human and civil rights against erosion in the ongoing “War on Terror.”