Germine H Awad
Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 471 0526
Dr. Germine Awad’s scholarship is characterized by three interrelated areas of inquiry: prejudice and discrimination, identity and acculturation, and body image. She also examines how racial/ethnic identity and acculturation impact ethnic minorities’ perception of discrimination. The two populations she primarily focuses on are Arab/Middle Eastern Americans and African Americans. Although overt discrimination towards ethnic minorities has decreased over the years, the practice of more covert, subtle forms of prejudice remains. The events of September 11, 2001, however, reintroduced more explicit forms of prejudice towards Arab/Middle Eastern Americans, and those perceived to be Muslim, complicating the dialogue on discrimination in the United States. Additionally, Dr. Awad has received extensive methodological training and writes in the area of multicultural research methodology.