Amra Sabic-El-Rayess PhD

Associate Professor of Practice, Columbia University-TC & Project Director, Center for Benefits-Cost Studies in Education

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Education Policy and Social Analysis Department at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Her forthcoming book, JIHAD'S TEXTBOOK: CHANGING THE SYLLABUS is based on rare exclusive interviews with extremist disciples. Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess obtained her PhD in Comparative and International Education with specialization in Economics at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She holds a Masters of Philosophy from Columbia University’s Teachers College and Masters in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Brown University. Her current research and publications focus on education and radicalization, changes in social norms and beliefs, elite formation, corruption, social mobility, inequity, and transitional justice. To learn more about her research, please visit: