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Conference: Muslim Youth in NYC Public Schools

Contrary to expectations—and the fears of many parents—Muslim youth have generally felt comfortable, safe and fairly content in New York City public schools since the events of September 11th, 2001, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Teachers College. Yet these young people—even those who are not religious—have been made hyper-conscious of their religious identity. Read the preliminary findings PDF here.

An Ethnography of Pakistani Muslim Youth

As part of the overarching study presented on April 30th about the post 9/11 experiences of Muslim public school students in New York City, TC doctoral student Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher talked about her own case study of the academic engagement and socialization of Muslim Pakistani immigrant youth. Read more on this and other NYC Schools stories here..

Response to 'Muslim Students in NYC': Do the Numbers Tell the Whole Story?

TC's new study on the post 9/11 public school experiences of Muslims in New York City drew strong responses when it was presented by TC faculty member Louis Cristillo on April 30. Read more on this and other NYC Schools stories here and see video of the event here.

Speaking in Their Own Voices: Muslim Students Are Heard From

From Kosovar Albanians to new Latino converts, New York City has the most diverse Muslim community outside of Mecca during Hajj. This is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in NYC, a new anthology from TC's Student Press Initiative, seeks to capture slices of that diversity, and it goes right to the source. Read more on this and other NYC Schools stories here and see video of the book launch here.