Hometown: California & Egypt
Research Interests: Islam and Politics, Islamist movements post-Arab Spring, Islamophobia in the United States
Hadeil Ali graduated summa cum laude from Drury University in 2016 majoring in International Political Science and Communication Studies. She grew up in Egypt, Bahrain, and Qatar which developed her personal and research interest in the Middle East. She speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish. Hadeil was a student-athlete competing on her undergraduate school’s tennis team for four years. She interned at the Arab Research Center for Research and Policy Studies in Qatar as a research assistant working on the Arab Opinion Index. For her undergraduate thesis, she analyzed first page articles in three prominent US newspapers to look at the media’s role in shaping attitudes about Islam. At Georgetown, she plans on concentrating on Culture and Society in the hopes of working for the UNESCO in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and playing sports.