Sandhoff Publishes Book on Muslims in US Military

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:28:20 PM

Michelle Sandhoff, an assistant professor of Sociology, recently published her first book. Service in a Time of Suspicion: Experiences of Muslims Serving in the U.S. Military Post-9/11 is a qualitative study on the experiences of Muslim American service members and veterans.

The events of 9/11 and the subsequent “War on Terror” refueled long-standing negative stereotypes about Muslims and Islam among many Americans. And yet, thousands of practicing Muslims continued to serve or chose to enlist in the US military during these years.

In Service in a Time of Suspicion, 15 such service members talk about what it means to be Muslim, American, and a uniformed member of the armed services in the 21st century. These honest accounts remind us of our shared humanity. 

The book is available through University of Iowa Press.

Department of Sociology