Dr. Gillum is an expert on Muslim-American integration and government relations in the United States, and the principal investigator of the Muslim-American National Opinion Survey (MANOS). Her book manuscript, Muslims in a Post-9/11 America: A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs and Their Implications for U.S. National Security Policy, looks at how the public’s fears compare with the reality of Muslims’ lives in the United States and their attitudes on a range of issues. The book’s findings, based on a nationwide survey of American Muslims, challenge perceptions of Muslims as a homogeneous, isolated, and un-American segment of the U.S. population, and argue for government policies that will build trust among, rather than alienate Muslim communities.
Dr. Gillum is a Fellow at Stanford University where she is working with a team of European and American scholars in Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab to develop innovative immigrant integration policy analysis tools. She also serves as an adviser at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).
Dr. Gillum is a fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies and is affiliated with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.