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About Khaled Beydoun

Professor Khaled A. Beydoun is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He previously served on the UCLA School of Law faculty, and currently serves as affiliated faculty with the UC-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project. Professor Beydoun has extensive experience as an attorney, working within the realm of civil rights, criminal defense, and international law practice.

A Critical Race Theory scholar, Professor Beydoun examines Islamophobia from a legal, race-based and intersectional perspective. His scholarship examines the racial construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, criminal and national security policing, and the intersection of race, religion and citizenship. His work has been featured in top law journals, including the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and the Harvard Journal of Race & Ethnic Justice.

A native of Detroit, Professor Beydoun earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, and his BA from the University of Michigan. His also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto. A regular commentator on pressing issues, Professor Beydoun contributes regularly to Al-Jazeera English, serves as an expert consultant for the US Census Bureau, and has featured his opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Salon and the BBC. Professor Beydoun is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.


Present Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law

Curriculum Vitae



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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - Present Member, Annual Conference Organizing Committee
2014 - Present Member, CVE Conference Steering Committee
2014 - Present Editor, Islamophobia Studies Journal
2016 - 2018 Board Member, AALS Minority Executive Committee
2016 - 2018 Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Michigan Committee
Founding Board Member, Egyptian American Rule of Law Association (EARLA)
Affiliated Faculty, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP)
Member, LAT CRIT
Exec. Board Member, Minority Committee of the Assoc. of American Law Schools (AALS)
Founding and Contributing Member, Race and the Law Prof Blog
Senior Editor, The Islamic Monthly
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Honors and Awards

  • James T. Barnes, Professor of the Year Award, 2017
  • American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Advocate of the Year Award, 2017
  • AAANY Community Champion Award, 2017
  • Professor of the Year, 2015
  • Diversity in Education 2016 Emerging Scholar Award


  • Muslim Americans & the Law
  • Comparative National Security Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Seminar
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Immigration Law
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law


J.D., concentration in Critical Race Studies, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ School of Law
LL.M, concentration on Islamic Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
B.A., Political Science and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Research Works (21)

Books (1)

Media Features (11)