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Neda Maghbouleh

Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
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About Neda

Maghbouleh's research focuses on the racialization of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the United States and Canada. Overarching themes in Maghbouleh's writings include migration, borders, xenophobia, culture, and politics. Maghbouleh is a federally-endowed Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity at the University of Toronto. She has provided consultation to the Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship; the U.S. consulate in Canada, and major granting organizations like the Spencer Foundation.

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In the News

Neda Maghbouleh quoted by Noreen Nasir and Russell Contreras, "Othered’ in America: An Old Story, Still Playing Out Daily" AP News, February 3, 2020.
Neda Maghbouleh quoted by Ivan Semeniuk, "A Devastating Loss Rips Through Canada’s Academic Community in Wake of Flight 752 Tragedy" The Globe And Mail, January 10, 2020.
Neda Maghbouleh quoted by Sarah Parvini and Ellis Samani, "Are Arabs and Iranians White? Census Says Yes, but Many Disagree" Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2019.
Neda Maghbouleh quoted , "Iranians With Stolen Passports Tell Story of High-Stakes Migration" Toronto Star, March 16, 2014.

Publications

The Limits of Whiteness (Stanford University Press, 2017).

Analyzes the unique experience of an American immigrant group trapped between legal racial invisibility and everyday racial hyper-visibility.