Nancy A. Khalil is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University. She received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Communication from Boston University, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and an A.M. in Anthropology from Harvard. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, MSA National, Islamic Scholarship Fund as well as Harvard’s Weatherhead Center, Pluralism Project, Anthropology Department and Center for American Political Studies. Her interests include transnational studies and migration, religious freedom and law, Muslim societies, higher education, nationalism and citizenship. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College and Advisor to their Multi-faith Living and Learning Community.