Musa is the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University.
Musa has M.A. degrees in Sociology and Philosophy, and B.A. degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Philosophy. Prior to joining Columbia, he served as an instructor in Government & Public Service at the University of Arizona and managed an academic consortium that studied conflict in the Middle East.
This eclectic background is reflected in his objects of study: while all Musa’s work relates to questions about knowledge, cognition and communication, his research contexts range from terrorism, extremism and war to race, inequality and social movements–and more recently, U.S. political elections.