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Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He earned his PhD in sociology from Yale, and his specialties include education, religion, theory, and culture. His first book, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is titled The Problem of America: Practices of Moral Authority in Christian and Muslim Schools. His next book, for which he has recently completed fieldwork, is an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts. This work is a part of the Institute’s School Cultures and Student Formation Project, for which Guhin is the lead researcher for urban public schools.
He has studied in Damascus, Syria and Mexico City, Mexico, and he holds a Modern Middle East Studies Certificate from Yale University. While the majority of his recent work is on the United States, he maintains an interest in the Middle East and Latin America. You can follow him on Twitter: @jeffguhin.