Dr. Dalal A. Bin Hamdan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Science and Tolerance and Diversity at American University in the Emirates. She is a sociologist from Saudi Arabia whose work focuses on the latent function of social stress from Childhood Bullying Adversity. By studying its consequences on the human agency and society over the life course. Her research and writing are rooted in youth and adolescents' maltreatment prevention in Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Her research interests are structural functionalism theories, post-modernity theories, sociology of bullying, sociology of education, sociology of health, public sociology, social inequalities, life course studies, counseling and human development, qualitative research, quantitative research, and evaluation research. Bin Hamdan is a member of Alpha Kapa Delta -International Honor Society of Sociology, USA.
Outside Academia, Bin Hamdan was a child protection social worker in the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect team (SCAN) at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City in Riyadh. Also, she was a social worker at the National Family Safety Program (NFSP), a first children's rights and domestic violence advocacy center, launched by a Royal decree in 2005, managed by the Ministry of National Guard- Health Affairs (MNGHA); to address the pandemic of violence culture towards women and children across the Kingdom.
Dr Dalal had been awarded King Abdullah Scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education to pursue a doctoral degree from the United States of America in 2012. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from South Dakota States University in 2019.