Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Thea Abu el-Haj: Spencer Foundation Grant

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Education, and Thea Abu el-Haj, a Penn GSE alumna, received an award of $42,945 from the Spencer Foundation for the project, Unequal Citizens: Documenting the Civic Lives of American Muslim Immigrant Youth. This national study focuses on the ways in which young people from diverse Muslim immigrant communities develop a range of understandings and practices in relation to civic identity and civic actions by examining the nature and development of civic identities and engagement across the domains of education, family and community.