Fields of Study: American Politics, Constitutional Studies
Areas of Interest: Latino Politics, Immigration/Migration, Race and Ethnicity Politics
Amir is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His main field of study is in American Politics, with an emphasis in Latino Politics, Immigration/Migration, and Race and Ethnicity Politics. His additional research interests include State Politics, Civil Rights/Liberties, Constitutional Law, and Islamic Law. His dissertation, "Mobilization and Maria: Demographic Change in Florida and the Future of American Politics" focuses on the growing Puerto Rican migrant population in Central Florida, pre- and post-Hurricane Maria, and the impact of this demographic shift on electoral politics in the state during the 2016 and 2018 elections. He is the recipient of Notre Dame’s Joseph L. Gaia Distinguished Fellowship in Latino Studies. Previously, Amir received his B.A. Honoris in Political Science (Honors Degree) and Psychology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.