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  • Email
    stephen.el-khatib@cgu.edu
  • Website
    stephenelk.com
  • CV
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Political Science, University of California, Riverside (ABD)
    MA, Political Science, University of California, Riverside
    MA, Social Science and Globalization Studies, California State University, San Bernardino
    BA, Social Science: Political Science, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Anthropology, California State University, San Bernardino
    BA, Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Research Interests
    American Politics, Identity and Immigration, Mixed Method Research, Psychology and Morality, State and Local Policy

Stephen Omar El-Khatib is a visiting assistant professor of American politics in the Division of Politics & Economics. His research focuses on the politics of race, immigration, and ethnicity through the lenses of behavioral political psychology and public policy. Moreover, his research is primarily inspired and driven by his experiences as a bi-racial, first-generation Arab-American Muslim. He is finishing his PhD at the University of California, Riverside.

Co-authored with Loren Collingwood and Ben Gonzalez-O’Brien. “Sustained Organizational Influence: American Legislative Exchange Council and the Diffusion of Anti-Sanctuary Policy.” Policy Studies Journal 47, no. 3 (2019): 735-73.

Co-authored with Benjamin Gonzalez-O’Brien and Loren Collingwood. “The Politics of Refuge: Sanctuary Cities, Crime, and Undocumented Immigration.” Urban Affairs Review 55, no. 1 (2019): 3-40.
Featured in: WaPo Monkey Cage I; WaPo Monkey Cage II; WaPo Fact Check; InsideHigherEd; PolitiFact; The Hill; Christian Science Monitor; Pacific Standard; NBC News; Huffington Post; Seattle Times; The Denver Post; San Jose Mercury News; Chicago Tribune; San Diego Union Tribune

Co-authored with Loren Collingwood and Jason Morin. “Expanding Carceral Markets: Detention Facilities, ICE Contracts, and the Financial Interests of Punitive Immigration Policy.” Race and Social Problems 10, no. 4 (2018): 275-92.
Featured in: City Lab; The Guardian; Mother Jones

Nature of Inquiry
American Politics and Institutions