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Abdulrahman Bindamnan


Abdulrahman Bindamnan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and ‎Religion from the University of Miami. After graduating, Mr. Bindamnan ‎achieved a Master of Science in Education on International ‎Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania. ‎He is currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative and International ‎Development Education at the University of Minnesota. He ‎serves as a Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. He works at the Earl E. Bakken Center for ‎Spirituality & Healing.‎

His program of research has been published in academic ‎journals, such as the International Journal of Educational ‎Development and International Studies in Sociology of ‎Education, popular periodicals, such as MinnPost, The ‎Philadelphia Inquirer, The Minnesota Reformer, The Star ‎Tribune, and think tanks, such as Heterodox Academy and ‎American Institute for Yemeni Studies.‎

His interdisciplinary research draws upon psychology, religion, ‎and education to explore questions of literacy, learning, and ‎bilingualism. His geographical region of interest is Yemen, ‎which he believes is among the least studied countries in the ‎Middle East. In 2021, Mr. Bindamnan identified a new ‎population in higher education and coined the term “zero-generation students,” whom he defines as adult refugees who ‎builds foundational literacy from “zero.”‎

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