PhD in Comparative & International Development Education
University of Minnesota
Immigrating from Yemen to the United States to pursue higher education, Abdulrahman Bindamnan earned a B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Miami (2020) and a M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania (2022). Bindamnan subsequently joined the Ph.D. program in Comparative and International Development Education as an ICGC Scholar at the University of Minnesota. He authored annual reports for Yemen Aid, edited policy briefs for UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education, and assisted multilingual students in writing college application dossiers for the Hadhramout Foundation. He recently published an article about Islamic education in Yemen with The American Institute for Yemeni Studies and an op-ed about the experiences of zero-generation students with The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bindamnan is passionate about studying 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 change on the Global South — especially on the least understood region of the Arabian Peninsula. A bilingual Arabic and English writer, he is delighted to connect with aspiring writers to discuss the craft of writing from the perspective of the reader, the most crucial interlocutor in the communication process. A self-professed zero-generation student, he is happy to help prospective doctoral students navigate the Ph.D. application process.