Zein Murib (PhD, University of Minnesota) is an Associate Professor of Political Science and affiliated faculty in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Fordham University. Dr. Murib's research and teaching interests are informed by feminist and queer theory and located at the intersection of scholarship on gender and sexuality, interest groups and social movements, and marginalized political identities in US politics.
Dr. Murib's first book, Terms of Exclusion: Rightful Citizenship Claims and the Construction of LGBT Political Identity (Oxford University Press), is available for purchase at OUP (use ASFLYQ6 for a discount) and on Amazon.
Murib's second book project examines the politicization of exogenous hormones in the US and focuses on three cases: large-scale factory farming, fertility treatments, and hormone replacement therapy for transgender people.
In addition to research, Dr. Murib is engaged in several service activities that draw on their academic expertise in LGBTQ politics. Dr. Murib currently serves on the board of CLAGS: The Center for LGBT Studies and is a regular writer for the soon-to-be launched website, Good Authority. Dr. Murib is currently an Editorial Board member for the American Political Science Review and the European Journal on Politics and Gender and previously served as Social Media Editor for Politics, Groups, and Identities.
Dr. Murib is frequently interviewed by journalists interested in developing a better understanding of developments in LGBTQ politics and is available for commentary on the politics of sexuality, gender, and race; intersectionality and critical race theory; and political movements. Dr. Murib's writing for public audiences has been featured in Teen Vogue and the Washington Post.