CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Rabea Qamar

Rabea Qamar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. She is interested in examining the political and cultural ‘racialization’ of Muslims in the US, its impact on Muslim youth’s experiences in schools, and its influence on their agency and sense of community in schools. Rabea is currently developing an interactive online course on civic and political learning in the digital age with Dr. Joseph Kahne. Recently, Rabea received a Mellon Award from UC Riverside’s Center for Ideas and Society and will participate in an interdisciplinary seminar on religious identity in Spring. Prior to her doctoral studies, Rabea worked with K-12 youth in the Inland Empire and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from University of California, Riverside.