ExpertiseIslamic transnational movements, Islamic Legal Thought, Democratization in the Muslim World
International Relations and Comparative Politics; Middle East and North Africa: Comparative Democratization; Muslim World: Islamic Activism, Religion and Politics.
"Democratization" in the Muslim/Middle East World; Intellectual and Cultural Exchange between the Middle East/Muslim World and the West; Muslim Women's Contribution to Muslim Legal Thought (Fiqh).
- Ph D: Political Science, (1995), University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Social Justice According to Islamic Law: A Comparative Study of Islamic Activism in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey
- MA: International Relations, (1992), University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Supporting Area: Development and Domestic Conflict in the Third World
- BA: Political Science, (1986), American University in Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
Supporting Area: Sociology
Selected Awards and Honors
- Invited to give a lecture about Syria and the Arab Spring (2013) - Nashua Public Library
- Member of the Senior Search Committee (2012) - International Relations position in the Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- reviewer for book proposals (2012) - Oxford University Press
- Panel Discussant, "Middle East Confrontations: A Clash of Politics and Culture" (2012) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Interviewed on WCAP-AM's (2012) - WCAP-AM's, "What's Up, UMass Lowell?"
- Speaker at a monthly lecture series (2012) - Chelmsford Library
- "Advancing Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grant", (2011), Scholarship/Research - UML
- Center for Women and Work associate member (2011) - Center for Women and Work, UML
- faculty advisor (2011) - Muslim Student Association
- Invited to be on the editorial board (2011) - Digest of Middle East Studies
- Planning and participating on a campus wide event: "We Are Egypt" (2011) - UML
- Faculty member on a student focus group (2011) - "Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Debate"
- Invited to speak at a roundtable discussion (2011) - North American Islamic Legal Council (FCNA-Fiqh Council of North America)
- Faculty member (2011) - 9/11 commemoration forum
- Invitation to train teachers at the Council on Middle East Studies (2011) - The MacMillan Center, Yale University
- Speaker at a monthly lecture series (2011) - Chelmsford Library
- Panel Discussant, "Egypt's Future: Reflections and Dialogue" (2011) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Member of the founding committee of the Global Studies PhD Program (2010) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Member of the founding committee of the MA/MS degree program in Security Studies (2010) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Member of the founding committee for the Peace and Conflict Studies BA/MA (2009) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Member of the Senior Search Committee (2009) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Best Teacher Award (1990)
- Nominated for Best Teacher Award (1990), Teaching - University of Maryland University College
- « Awarded an RA (1990)
- « Awarded an RA (1989)
- Abdelkader, D., Adiong, N.M., Mauriello, R. (2016). Islam and International Relations : Contributions to Theory and Practice.
- Abdelkader, D. (2016). Modernity, Islam, and Religious Activism. Religion, Education and Governance in the Middle East: Between Tradition and Modernity, 31.
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- Abdelkader, D. (2011). Coercion, Peace, and the Issue of Jihad. DOMES: Digest of Middle East Studies, 20(2) 178-185.
- Abdelkader, D. (2011). Islamic activists [electronic resource] : the anti-enlightenment democrats / Deina Ali Abdelkader.
- Abdelkader, D. (2010). Arguing the Just War in Islam - By John Kelsay. DOMES: Digest of Middle East Studies, 19(2) 309-310.
- Abdelkader, D. (2009). Modernity and the Principle of Public Welfare in Islamic Law. Conference Papers -- Northeastern Political Science Association, 1.
- Abdelkader, D. (2003). Modernity, the Principles of Public Welfare ( masdotulahdotu) and the End Goals of Sharhamza ( maqsdotuid ) in Muslim Legal Thought. Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations, 14(2) 163.
- Democratization from a Comparative Perspective, April 2013San Francisco
- Religion and Politics in the Middle East panel Discussant, April 2013San Francisco
- Faith, Reason, and Contemporary Political Thought, November 2012Denver, Colorado.
- The Arab Spring and Democracy: Where are the women?, November 2012
- Islamic Law, Democratization and Public Welfare, September 2012Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Beyond Religion and Ideology: Political Activism and Mass Mobilization in the Global South", April 2012San Diego
- Religion and Modernity in the Middle East: A Paradigmatic Approach, April 2012San Diego
- The Information Age and the Middle East Revolutions of 2011: The Case of Egypt", April 2012San Diego
- Thomas Aquinas' Common Good and al-Shatibi's Public Welfare, October 2011Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City
- Western Liberal Political Thought and the Stillborn God, July 2011Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Modernity, Islam and Religious Activism, March 2011Montreal, Canada
- Muslim Immigration to Western Europe: The Conflict between Pluralism and the Stillborn God, March 2011Montreal, Canada
- The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats, February 2011Washington DC.
- Democracy and Foreign Policy, November 2010Boston, Mass.
- Perspectives on Religion and Foreign Policy, November 2010Boston, Mass.
- Thomas Aquinas Common Good and al-Shatibiês Public Welfare, November 2010Boston, Mass.
- Western Liberal Political Thought and the Stillborn God, May 2010Salamanca, Spain
- Western Liberal Political Thought and the Stillborn God, April 2010Newport, RI
- Modernity and the Concept of Public Welfare in Islamic Law, November 2009Philadelphia
- Islam and Contemporary Notions of Power, Law and Democracy, 2006Philadelphia
- Globalizing Democracy in the Middle East, June 2005Boston
- Enlightenment Rationality, Islam and Democracy in Egypt, April 2005Cambridge
- Islam and Democracy: Are They Compatible?, November 2004Cambridge, MA
- Social Justice and Islamic Social Consciousness as a Comparative Variable, November 2004Boston
- Modernity, Globalization and Islam, July 2004Oxford University, Oxford, England
- Gender Equality, Modernity and Islamic Law, April 2004El-Khartoum, Sudan
- Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi and his Influence on Muslim Spain, 2003Budapest, Hungary
- Modernity And Public Welfare, 2003Anchorage, Alaska
- Modernity and Muslim Legal Thought, 2002Mainz, Germany
- Common Roots: A Comparison between Social Contactarianism and the End Goals of Shari'ah (Al-Maqasid), 2000London England
- Jihad: Is it a Neglected Duty?, 1993Portland, Oregon
- The Islamic Revival and the Importance of Studying Islamic Law to Understand some of the Theoretical Issues Pertaining to Social Justice in Muslim Societies, 1993Herndon, Virginia
- Negotiations in Islam, 1992Antalya, Turkey
Selected Intellectual Property
- Copyright - Abdelkader, D."The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats,"
- Copyright - International Institute of Islamic Thought, ."Social Justice in Islam,"
Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research
- "Advancing Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grant", (2011), Grant -