Rebecca A. Karam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. Her work examines how ethnic and racial minorities navigate their place in America’s racial hierarchy while accounting for the increasingly salient role of religious identity in these processes. 

Her forthcoming book, Making Muslim Americans (under contract with NYU Press), examines the intergenerational transmission of religion and parenting strategies among second-generation Muslim American adults. Despite Islam being widely stigmatized in contemporary America, this project provides evidence of patterns of upper-middle-class Muslim Americans assimilating socioeconomically without losing their religious identity.