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Murib's research focuses on sexuality, gender, and race in US politics. Murib's academic publications include work on transgender politics, LGBT politics, and intersectionality.
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Examines the history of transgender political identity development and introduces an analytic framework for understanding political identity construction.
Uses American National Election Study and General Social Survey data to examine how question wording shapes responses given about rights for marginalized groups. Focuses on using gay/lesbian versus homosexual and finds that the latter results in less support for gay and lesbian rights.
Draws on critiques put forth by Queer Indigenous activists and scholars to question the tendency to include ever more “diverse” groups in the GLBT and Queer coalitions. Uses the archived transcripts of the National Policy Roundtables and shows how the construction of the LGBT coalition relied upon excluding consideration for LGBT people of color and LGBT Native people.
Explains the Trump administration's outreach to LGBT voters even while it worked to roll back LGBT rights. Argues that voicing support for LGBT Americans is used to advance an America-first narrative that poses the unique acceptance of LGBT citizens in contrast to lack of sexual and gender rights in predominantly Muslim countries.