Graduation Date

Fall 12-19-2018

Grading Professor

Alia Malek

Subject Concentration


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


The 9/11 attacks in 2001 thrust American Muslims into the spotlight, where they were bombarded with suspicion. Their lives, habits, and religion were intensely scrutinized by the government and their fellow Americans. Yet, they were also portrayed in the media in a simplistic and stereotyped manner. Millennial Muslim Americans – who came of age after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent rise of Islamophobia in the U.S – have known no other America.




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