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Musa al-Gharbi

  • Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology
  • Teaching Assistant, Sociology
  • Columbia University
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Recent publications

  • Discourses on countering violent extremism: the strategic interplay between fear and security after 9/11

    • Smith B
    • Stohl M
    • al-Gharbi M
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  • The Jury's Still Out on What Constitutes a Microaggression

    • Al-Gharbi M

Professional experience

Teaching Assistant, Sociology

Columbia University

August 2017 - Present

Director, Communications

Heterodox Academy

October 2016 - Present

Managing Editor

Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC)

January 2012 - July 2016(5 years)

Instructor, Government & Public Service

The University of Arizona South

August 2014 - May 2015(9 months)

Teaching Assistant, Philosophy

University of Arizona

January 2011 - May 2013(2 years)


PhD, Sociology

Columbia University

August 2016 - Present

MA, Sociology

Columbia University

August 2016 - May 2017(9 months)

MA, Philosophy

University of Arizona

August 2011 - August 2013(2 years)

BA, Philosophy & Near Eastern Studies

University of Arizona

August 2010 - August 2012(2 years)

AA, Philosophy

Cochise College

August 2003 - May 2009(6 years)

Research interests

Applied Social EpistemologySocial PsychologyCognitive SociologySociology of Knowledge


I am a staunch advocate for applied research, open-access research, collaborative research, and connecting said research with the public and policymakers via popular media outlets and policy forums. I am currently pursuing work on: 1. Police violence, race, social movements, inequality in America 2. Strategic logic of terrorism, counter-terrorism policy 3. Sociology of knowledge, applied social epistemology Readers can connect to my popular work and social media via my website:

Co-authors (2)

  • Steven Lichty