CNN recently interviewed more than 100 American Muslims in search of the most influential Muslims in America. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, associate professor of Muslim-American studies, was selected in the category of Education. Khabeer aims to bring attention to African-American Muslims and their experience of Islam, as well as the influence of Islam on African-Americans. See the full CNN list and a short interview with Prof. Khabeer here.

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer is associate professor in the Department of American Culture. Her book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States is an ethnographic investigation of the complex identities formed at the crossroads of Islam and hip hop.