Khaled A. Beydoun, a native of Detroit, is a leading scholar on national security, the War on Terror, and civil rights. He is the author of the critically acclaimed American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (University of California Press), and co-editor of Islamophobia and the Law, a critical reader published by Cambridge University Press. His next book, The New Crusades: Islamophobia, the World and the Wars Between will be published in 2021, again with the University of California Press.
Beydoun's research investigates modern modes of policing and their impact on Arab and Muslim communities. A Critical Race theorist, he is specifically interested in the War on Terror's impact on the First Amendment liberties of these and other disproportionately affected groups in the United States. His work has been published in top law journals, including the University of California Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Harvard Civil Liberties-Civil Rights Law Review and more.
In addition to his scholarly work, Beydoun is regarded as a leading public intellectual on Islamophobia, in the United States and abroad, and matters germane to policing and profiling of Muslim populations. His insights have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, the BBC and more. In addition to his public commentary, Beydoun is an established advocate, earning the coveted Racial Equality Fellowship from the Open Society Foundation and serving on the Michigan Advisory Committee of the United States Commission for Civil Rights.
Before joining the faculty at Wayne Law, Beydoun taught at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of law. He also served as a Scholar-in-Residence at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, and still served as a Senior Affiliated Faculty Member at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP).
He earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, and his A.B. from the University of Michigan. He will earn his M.Ed. in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard University in May of 2021.
Degrees and Certifications
M.Ed., Harvard University (2021)
J.D., UCLA School of Law
LL.M., University of Toronto Faculty of Law
A.B., University of Michigan
- Social Science Research Network
- Khaled A. Beydoun was included on The Muslim 500's list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. He's one of six people from the U.S. to be recognized for their work and dedication to social issues.