Dr. Nura Sediqe to join MSU PLS in 2022

April 11, 2021

MSU PLS is pleased to announce that Dr. Nura A. Sediqe, currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lecturer at Princeton University, will join the department as an Assistant Professor of American Politics and Public Policy with a focus on racial identities and Muslims in the United States.

 "Dr. Sediqe’s work on the racial identities and political preferences of Muslims in the U.S. is an essential addition to the department’s Minority Politics Lab. She brings years of research, teaching, and policy experience to the department and we are thrilled to have her join us," said Dr. Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Minority Politics Lab. 

Nura A. SediqeDr. Sediqe received her PhD in Political Science in 2019 from Duke University. She focuses on understanding how members of communities who have their group identity shaped by stereotypes and racial markers (e.g.: racialized), make sense of their political environment. 

"The relationship between racialized identities and political behavior; how individual’s identities influence their policy preferences are questions with deep implications for the future of marginalized communities in the United States and beyond," she wrote.

Along with her PhD, Dr. Sediqe completed a Graduate Certificate in African and African-American Studies. She was the Anne Firor Public Scott Fellow and coordinated the Race Workshop in collaboration with the department of Sociology.

She attained her master in public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her B.A. from the Honors College at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

"Returning home to Michigan to start the (tenure track) career at a place that values students like me, means the world," Dr. Sediqe wrote.

Professionally, she has worked as Research Director at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and currently serves as a Research Fellow for New American Leaders.