Abdulrahman Bindamnan

Master of Science in Education

Abdulrahman Bindamnan is a Ph.D. student at the University of ‎Minnesota and an ICGC scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for ‎Global Change. He achieved an MSEd from the University of ‎Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a BA from the ‎University of Miami. His research area of interest investigates a number of cognate, interdisciplinary topics: multilingual writers; Islam and ‎modernity; international and ‎national development; and “zero-generation” students at higher education institutions. His writings appeared in periodicals such as The ‎Minnesota ‎Daily, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Orientalist Express, ‎MinnPost, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.‎ He is a contributing author with Psychology Today, writing about the promises and challenges of “zero-generation” students.


Ph.D. Student, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota (2022-2026)  

M.S.Ed., International Educational Development, University of Pennsylvania (2020-2022)

B.A., Psychology and Religious Studies, University of Miami (2016-2020)

Research Interests
  • Zero Generation Students at U.S. colleges and universities
  • International and National Development
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Islam and Modernity
  • Yemen  
Selected Publications

Bindamnan, A. (2022, November 30). Who Are the “Zero-Generation Students”? Psychology ‎‎Today. ‎

Bindamnan, A. (2022, November 22). Book Review of Schooling as uncertainty: an ethnographic memoir in comparative education. International Studies in Sociology of Education.

Bindamnan, A. (2022, November 20). Keys to success in graduate school. The Minnesota Daily.

Bindamnan, A., & Boru, L. (2022, November 11). Where are you really from? MinnPost.

Bindamnan, A. (2022, April 15). Some students, like me, come to the U.S. from war-torn areas. Few succeed. The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bindamnan, A. (2022, October 9). International Development in Yemen: Islam and Modernity. Orientalist Express.

Bindamnan, A. (2022, March 1). The experience of the zero-generation college student. Penn Graduate School of Education.

Bindamnan, A. (2022). The Need to Secularize Islamic Education in YemenAmerican Institute for Yemeni Studies.

Bindamnan, A. (2022. August 15). Blending past, present, and future in our education at Penn. The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Bindamnan, A., & Zafirovska, S. (2022, September 28). Minnesota Nice through the eyes of international students. The Minnesota Daily.

Bindamnan, A. (2022, October 18). Becoming a scholar in a new language and culture. The Minnesota Daily.

Bindamnan, A., & Ross, M. A. ‎(2021). The Effects of Trauma on Children’s Learning in Yemen.” Comparative and International Education Society Conference.