Nahid Afrose Kabir

Adjunct Faculty

Nahid Afrose Kabir, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Kabir worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia (2011-2015). During 2009-2011, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, Massachusetts. Currently, Nahid Kabir is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.





Selected publications


Nahid Afrose Kabir. Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2013.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. Muslim Americans: Debating the Notions of American and Un-American. London: Routledge 2017.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2010.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History. London: Routledge 2005.

Book chapters

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “Muslim Minorities in the World Today”, (eight chapters) in Abdulrahim Ali, Iba Der Thiam and Yusof A. Taleb (eds), The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, Islam in the World Today. Vol. 6, Part 2, Paris: UNESCO Publishing 2016, pp. 247-459.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “Young Muslims Identity in Australia and the US: The Focus on the ‘Muslim Question’”, in Abe W. Ata and Jan A. Ali (eds), Islam in the West: Perceptions and Reactions, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press (in press).

Nahid Afrose Kabir.  “Muslim Identity Formation in the West: The Case of Australian, British and American Muslims”, in Derya Iner and Salih Yucel (eds), Muslim Identity Formation in Religiously Diverse Societies, New Castle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. 105-126.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “Free Speech: Creating the ‘Us and Them’ Debate”, in Erich Kolig (ed.), Freedom of Speech and Islam. London: Routledge, 2014. pp. 163-186.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “The Road to a Transcultural America: The Case of American Muslim Girls”, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2016. pp. 250-264.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “Muslim Women in Australia, Britain and the United States: The Role of ‘Othering’ and Biculturalism in Identity Formation”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 36. No. 4, 2016, pp. 523-539.

Nahid Afrose Kabir. “Young Somalis in Australia, the UK and the USA: An Understanding of Their Identity and their Sense of Belonging”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2014, pp. 259-281.

Erich Kolig and Nahid Kabir. “Not Friend, not Foe: The Rocky Road of Enfranchisement of Muslims into Multicultural Nationhood in Australia and New Zealand”, Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 2008, pp. 266–300.

Current research projects

Dr Kabir’s current research projects are as follows:

  • “An Investigation into the Radicalization of Young American Muslims”.
  • Muslims in India: Young Muslims’ Identity in a Religiously Diverse Society

CV available for download here.

Recent highlights

On April 23, 2018, Dr. Nahid A. Kabir was invited to be on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Reporting Islam Project at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

On April 4, 2018, Dr. Nahid A. Kabir delivered a talk on her recent book, Muslim Americans: Debating the Notions of American and Un-American at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.

On March 23, 2018, Dr. Nahid A. Kabir was invited to present her paper, “A Study of Yemeni-American Muslims’ Identity: During the Obama and Post-Obama Eras”, at the “Islam in the Post-Obama Era”, 35th Annual Conference of the American Society for the Study of Islamic Societies, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA. 

On November 28, 2017, Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir was invited to speak on “Young Muslims Identity in the West” and on the “Significance of the Discipline of History in Contemporary Period”. The event was hosted by the Chittagong Grammar School, Gulshan-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

On June 21, 2017, Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir was invited to speak on “Young American Muslims: Identity, Belonging and Challenges”. The event was hosted by the Beloved Community Interfaith Network at the Diyanet Center, Lanham, Maryland, USA.

Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir's article, "A reference work for our times" (a review of The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, Volumes 1-6, Paris: UNESCO Publishing, 1977-2016) has been published in the UNESCO magazine, COURIER, April-June 2017

On January 5, 2017, Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir delivered a lecture, “American Muslim Youth: Identity, Challenges and Wellbeing”, at the Winter Student Program of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, Virginia, USA. 

As an UNESCO author, Dr Nahid Afrose Kabir was invited to speak at the Sharjah International Book Fair at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 5-8, 2016. This event is mentioned on the following sites:


On October 26, 2016, Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir presented a lecture the was cosponsored by ACMCU and the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies (CANZPS) titled “Muslims in Australia: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives". You can watch the presentation by clicking on the image below: