I am a Lecturer of Sociology in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology with specializations in inequalities and social movements from the University of New Mexico in the summer of 2020. I earned my MA in Social Justice and Human Rights from Arizona State University in 2011. In my teaching and mentoring, I seek to provide the knowledge and skills needed for academic success while empowering students to think critically, voice their opinions, and work towards social change. I think of my classroom as a safe space where my students feel that they belong. In my research, I am interested in examining how racialization, patriarchy, and repression, as well as the emotions they generate, shape differential recruitment into social justice activity among marginalized populations in the US and the Arab World. I also investigate how social media could affect civic engagement among minority populations. My work in these areas draws upon advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques and has resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Mobilization and Social Problems. Reflecting these interests, my dissertation examines the causes and consequences of participation in the Egyptian uprising of 2011. In my future research, I aim to examine topics such as the role of social media in social movements against inequalities, trust among different racial groups, and the gendered effect of failed social movements.