July 30, 2018

Volume 15: On the Limits of Whiteness with Dr. Neda Maghbouleh

Following a few weeks off, we are finally back in the groove in the leadup to the American Sociolocial Association's annual meeting in Philly!

In this week's episode, Derek sits down with a long time twitter-friend Dr. Neda Maghbouleh (PhD University of California), Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, to chat about her book The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian-Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race (Stanford University Press), her current work with Syrian newcomers in the #6ix, and the role of social media in academic circles. Neda is an expert on racism and immigration, with a particular focus on groups from the Middle East - broadly conceived.

Some of her research currently on-the-go includes a SSHRC/IRCC-funded project on stress and the integration of Syrian newcomer mothers in Toronto and Peel regions (with Melissa Milkie and Ito Peng); a Connaught-funded project on boundaries and inequalities in local mothers' groups; and survey research on the "new U.S. racial and ethnic hierarchy" (with Ariela Schachter and René Flores). Dr. Maghbouleh frequently provides commentary to media outlets like CTV News, Global News, NPR Code Switch, Salon, Toronto Star, Vice, and Vox. She enjoys conducting research with UTM students and is running two undergrad ROP research teams, aligned with her SSHRC/IRCC- and Connaught-funded projects, in 2016-8. Not only all that, she is a totally rad person and her Twitter presence is awesome! You can find Neda on Twitter!


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