My name is Chris Fung and I am a senior at Bowdoin College conducting an anthropological research project on Muslim American youth. Specifically, I am trying to learn about the effects of stereotyping and other social antagonism on personal choices and identity among young Muslim Americans between the ages 18-28, who have spent their adolescence and young adult lives in a wake of rapidly changing American foreign policy and social discourse surrounding Islam after 9/11.
For the project I have interviewed several college-aged participants, and I am hoping to find a few more volunteers among the MuslimOnline community who would like to contribute to my research. From looking at the different forum topics and running threads on MoCity, there seem to be many people who think about the ways that their own relationship with Allah, the ways that they have been perceived and treated as a Muslim, and identity intersect. If anyone is interested in sharing their experience and would like to be interviewed, please contact me at email@example.com. Informants' identities will be kept anonymous in any writing that comes from this research.
Bowdoin College '12