Karam Dana

Associate Professor
Karam Dana


Comparative politics of the Middle East; state-society relations; Islam and Muslims in the West; Arab and Muslim public opinion; Palestinian society; elite politics.

Karam Dana is an Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. His research examines Palestinian political identity and the impact of Israeli occupation on Palestinian society. He also studies American Muslims, how they are racialized, and what affects their political participation in the US.  Professor Dana is the Director of the American Muslim Research Institute (AMRI), and  the principal investigator of two ongoing projects: The Middle East Public Opinion Project (MEPOP), and the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey  (MAPOS).  His articles are widely published in leading social science and interdisciplinary journals on the Question of Palestine and American Muslims.




  • University of Washington, Ph.D., 2009