Maham is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and a fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. She is writing her dissertation on the legal history of Israel from 1992 to 2013. Her research focuses on comparative citizenship, boundaries of membership in nation-states, and courts as political institutions. She teaches nationalism, citizenship, Israeli history, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has previously worked at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and at the American Bar Foundation.