Abdulrahman Bindamnan

Master of Science in Education

Abdulrahman earned his B.A. with double majors in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Miami; he subsequently achieved a M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania; and he recently joined the Comparative and International Development Education Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota. Abdulrahman recently published an essay with The American Institute for Yemeni Studies, an op-ed with The ‎Philadelphia Inquirer, and a column with The Daily Pennsylvanian; he authored annual reports for Yemen Aid, edited policy briefs for UNESCO MGIEP, and tutored multilingual writers for the Hadhramout Foundation.

Abdulrahman is interested in the intersectionality of Islam and modernity, rhetoric and composition, and adult education and human development; he is committed to producing interdisciplinary scholarship that incorporates Arabic and English sources, bridges Western and Eastern perspectives, and fosters positive social change on the Arabian Peninsula. Abdulrahman has taught at Islamic Centers in Miami classes on the Arabic language, Islamic law, and Quranic recitation; he was President of the Muslim Students Association at the University of Miami and a research assistant for the Muslim American Project at the Department of Psychology.


Ph.D. Student, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, 2026  

M.S.Ed., International Educational Development, University of Pennsylvania, 2022

B.A., Psychology and Religious Studies, University of Miami, 2020

Research Interests
  • Adult education and human development
  • Social change in Arab Middle East
  • Identity, language, and literacy
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Islam and modernity
Selected Publications

Bindamnan, A. (2022) “Blending past, present, and future in our education at Penn.” (A column published in The Daily Pennsylvanian.)

Bindamnan, A. (2022) “Some students, like me, come to the U.S. from war-torn areas. Few succeed.”  (An op-ed published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.)

Bindamnan, A. (2022) “The Need to Secularize Islamic Education in Yemen.” (An article published in the American Institute for Yemeni Studies.)

Bindamnan, A. (2021) “The Effects of Trauma on Children’s Learning in Yemen.” (A poster co-presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference.)