Amny Shuraydi, Ph.D.

  • Faculty

Assistant Professor

Ferguson Social Sciences 206
Related Department
Sociology and Criminal Justice

A Conversation with Dr. Shuraydi

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“Our program at TAMUC allows students to get a quality education and real university experience while also having the luxury of small class sizes, caring faculty, and a close-knit community. A university education will not only open up new career opportunities, but can also allow students to grow, develop, and evolve.”

What makes you passionate about your discipline?

“I am passionate about Criminology because I love the depth of the field. The use of theory to impact policy and to understand deviant behaviors allows for a well-rounded understanding of the world around us and the dynamic choices people make.”

Tell us about an academic project you are working on or recently completed.

“I am currently coauthoring a set of papers that focus on American Muslims’ interactions with victimization and their views of officers, conducted shortly after the Christchurch, NZ massacre. I am also working on collecting data about suicidal ideation and have studied drug use among Arab Americans.”

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Criminology, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018
  • MA, Communications and Social Justice, University of Windsor, 2013
  • BA, Communications, Minor in Sociology, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2011

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2019-present
  • Part-time Faculty, Texas Christian University, 2018
  • Teaching Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016-2018

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Assistantship, University of Texas at Dallas, Criminology Program, 2014-2018
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Doctoral Summit, 2017
  • Master’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Windsor, 2011-2013

Research Interests

  • Cultural relationships to Criminology
  • Comparative criminology
  • Drug Use
  • Identity Theft and Fraud
  • Effects of media on crime, communities, and policy

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Selected Publications

  • Shuraydi, Amny. “‘I’m stamped a liar on my heart’: Challenges of qualitative research on Arab and Arab-American drug user populations.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology. (Forthcoming).
  • Vieraitis, L., Medrano, J., and Shuraydi, A. ‘That’s a damn good officer any day of the week’: Inmates’ Perceptions of Correctional Officers. Criminal Justice Studies, 31(2): 143-159. (2018).
  • Vieraitis, L., & Shuraydi, A. Identity Theft. Oxford Handbooks Online. (2015).
  • “Metropolitan Growth along the Nation’s River: Power, Waste and Environmental Politics in a Northern Virginia County, 1943-1971,” Journal of Urban History 43, No. 5 (September 2017): 703-19.

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