Rameez Abbas is Associate Professor at the National Defense University, where she teaches courses on South Asian politics, statecraft, and the Muslim world. She has also been Lecturer and Program Coordinator at the MA in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University; and Editor and Publications Manager at the Migration Policy Institute. Her current research is about the political strategies of religious minorities in South Asia and the Middle East. Her work has appeared in several publications, including Foreign Affairs and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. She holds a PhD in political science from Johns Hopkins, where her work focused on migration and citizenship politics in India and included extensive fieldwork in Mumbai and Kolkata. Her research has been supported by the East West Center in Washington, and she was also awarded a Fulbright grant.