USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Rhonda Roumani is a freelance journalist who has covered Islam and Muslim-related issues both in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked as a special correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and her articles have appeared in a number of other publications, including the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Chicago Tribune, Columbia Journalism Review, the Daily Star, and

She has also appeared on radio and television shows such as CNN International, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the Washington Post Radio. Before turning to freelancing, Roumani was the Islam editor at and worked as a reporter for the Beirut-based Daily Star, where she covered Syria and other regional issues.

She is currently working on a project documenting American-Muslim leaders who began their journey in Islam in Egypt’s jails, alongside such firebrands as Sayyid Qutb.

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Rhonda Roumani