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Neda Maghbouleh

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


"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.