I teach the undergraduate course Communicating for Psychological Sciences. My main teaching interests and courses I have previously taught on the undergraduate and graduate level are Cultural Psychology, Academic Research and Writing, and Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology.
My research focuses on ethnicity and ethnic identity development, as well as acculturation and enculturation processes. I am particularly interested in MENA/Arab/Muslim+ women’s perceptions of ethnic identity at the intersection of geopolitical, sociocultural, religious, and gendered factors. My second line of research encompasses women’s reproductive health, agency, and rights in the United States. Methodologically, I specialize in qualitative research approaches, including postcolonial feminist and poststructural theories, autoethnography, and narrative inquiry. I have also served as a quantitative methodologist in various clinical studies.