Khaled A. Beydoun is a leading scholar on Islamophobia, the ‘War on Terror,’ and Civil Rights. He serves as a Professor at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law, and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California- Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.
Professor Beydoun’s research examines the legal construction of Arab and Muslim American identity,
Islamophobia, and the intersection of national security policy, civil liberties and citizenship. His scholarship has been featured in top law journals, including: the Columbia
Law Review, the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Northwestern University Law Review. His critically acclaimed book, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear, was published in 2018, by the University
of California Press, and his co-edited volume, Islamophobia and the Law, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.
Complimenting his academic work and books, Professor Beydoun is an active public intellectual. In addition to his regular commentary in The Guardian and Al-Jazeera English, Professor Beydoun’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Salon, and ESPN; and television and radio news programming including CNN, PBS, BBC, Fox, NBC and ABC News. In addition, Professor Beydoun has served as a consultant for the U.S. Census Bureau, the African American Policy Forum, and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He is a regular lecturer at colleges and universities in the US, and beyond.
Professor Beydoun also serves on the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights, appointed to serve on the Michigan State Committee in 2017, and received a 2018 Equality Fellowship from the Open Society Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan; a Master’s in Law from the University of Toronto; and his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. Before academia, Professor Beydoun practiced in the areas of racial justice, criminal defense, and international rule of law. He is a native of Detroit.