Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Ph.D.

Bahiyyah M. Muhammad is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Inside Out in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. Her research interests are criminal justice pedagogy, juvenile justice and familial imprisonment, focusing specifically on children of incarcerated parents. Her research has been published in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review, Journal of Gender, Social Policy & The Law, and the American University Business Law Review. She is currently the principle investigator for the “Far From The Tree: Success Stories Among Children of Prisoners” project and evaluator for the “Credible Messengers Project: Mentoring At-Risk Youth in the District of Columbia”. Her global ethnographic research with children of incarcerated parents is ongoing in Africa, Asia, Europe, Dubai and the Caribbean. Dr. Muhammad serves as a 2017-2018 Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. In this position, she reviews the U.S. policy on human rights for children and helps to design new approaches to assist the U.S. government in addressing the issue. Dr. Muhammad serves within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs. Bahiyyah Muhammad completed her M.S. in Corrections Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has also taught at the New School-Eugene Lang College, Rutgers University-Newark Campus and West Chester University.