Mayida Zaal is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. She is also a Ph.D. student in the Urban Education Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). See her profile on the IMES website for more information on her background and research interests.

She is the author, with Tahani Salah and Michelle Fine, of “The Weight of the Hyphen: Freedom, Fusion and Responsibility Embodied by Young Muslim-American Women During a Time of Surveillance,” in Applied Developmental Science, 2007, Vol. 11, No. 3.