Previous Education: PhD in Sociology, Virginia Tech. 2021; Masters in Sociology. Virginia Tech. 2017.
Research Interests: Muslims, Islamophobia, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Social Media, Social Movements, Racial Identity, Religion
Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Bio: Inaash Islam is a 2021 Ph.D. graduate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech. Her research broadly focuses on how contexts of orientalism, Islamophobia and the racialization of Muslims post-9/11 influence the lived experiences, identity formation and online activities of Muslims in the west. Beginning Fall 2021, she will be joining Saint Michael's College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.
Awards/Honors: 2021 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech.
2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech.
Publications: 2021 (Forthcoming) David L. Brunsma, Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Joong Won Kim, Steve McGlamery and Inaash Islam. “COVID-19 as White Space: The Collective Perils of Whiteness During the Pandemic.” Book Chapter for Race, Ethnicity and the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. Thomas, Henderson, and Horton (eds).
2020 Islam, Inaash. “Muslim American Double Consciousness.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Online. November 10, 2020: pp. 1-20. doi:10.1017/S1742058X20000235
2019 Islam, Inaash. ‘Redefining #YourAverageMuslim woman: Muslim female digital activism on social media’, Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, 12(2), pp. 213–233, doi: 10.1386/jammr_00004_1
2019 Islam, Inaash. “Mired in Paradox: Black Feminist Approaches to Black Female (Re)presentations On-Screen” in Standpoints: Black Feminist Knowledges edited by Andrea N. Baldwin, Ashley Reichelmann and Kwame Harrison. Virginia Tech Publishing, Blacksburg, VA.
2018 Islam, Inaash and Brunsma, David L. “The Color Complex (Revised): The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium.” By Kathy Russell-Cole, Midge Wilson and Ronald E. Hall. 2013. Submitted to the Journal of Family Theory and Review. SPECIAL ISSUE: Revisioning Family Theories: Centering Race and Ethnicity. June 2018. (10:2) Pp. 484-506.