Moustafa Bayoumi Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Moustafa Bayoumi    

Journalist & Author of "How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America"

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed "How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America", which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. His latest book, "This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror", was chosen as a Best Book of 2015 by The Progressive magazine and was also awarded the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction.

An accomplished journalist, Bayoumi is also a columnist for The Guardian, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Nation, CNN.com, The London Review of Books, The National, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Progressive, and other places. His essay “Disco Inferno” was included in the collection Best Music Writing of 2006. Bayoumi is also the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader.

Bayoumi has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on CNN, FOX News, Book TV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets from around the world. Bayoumi is Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and is the recipient of two excellence in teaching awards. He also received a 2011 Culture and Achievement Award from the Network of Arab American Professionals and 2016 Pathmaker to Peace Award from the organization Brooklyn for Peace.

Related Speakers View all


More like Moustafa