Zein Murib

Zein Murib is an associate professor of political science and affiliated faculty with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Fordham University. Murib’s research and teaching interests are informed by feminist and queer theory and located at the intersection of scholarship on gender and sexuality, interest groups and social movements, and marginalized political identities in U.S. politics. Murib’s first book is Terms of Exclusion: Rightful Citizenship Claims and the Construction of LGBT Political Identity (Oxford University Press, 2023).

Transgender candidates win elections. Here’s why.

Some research suggests the wave of trans candidates’ wins is unexpected.

The misleading narrative behind the attack on public schools

A bit of history reveals the long-term forces at work.

Anti-trans politics are also white identity politics

Myths of racial innocence are behind the bathroom bills and sports bans.

Biden reversed Trump ban on transgender people serving in military. Expect backlash in states.

More than 20 bills restricting transgender freedoms have already been introduced.

The ‘Trump Pride’ rally won’t win over LGBTQ voters. So why hold it?

Welcome to “homonationalism,” or justifying anti-immigrant policies by arguing that immigrants threaten gay rights.

A new kind of anti-trans legislation is hitting the red states

Here’s the new target, after ‘bathroom bills’ failed and marriage equality won