Neda Maghbouleh. Credit Romi Levine.

Neda Maghbouleh

Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity & Associate Professor (On Leave) Sociology
Office Location:
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga , Ontario
L5L 1C6

Neda Maghbouleh is Associate Professor of Sociology at UTM, with appointment to the graduate department at St. George. A recent winner of the Province of Ontario’s Early Researcher Award, she is lead researcher and Principal Investigator on the RISE (Refugee Integration, Stress, and Equity) Team, funded by a major 2018-2023 SSHRC Insight grant. Up-to-date information on her research and publications can be found at


Maghbouleh, Neda. 2020. “From White to What? MENA and Iranian American Non-white Reflected Race.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 43(4):613-631.

Milkie, Melissa A., Neda Maghbouleh, and Ito Peng. 2020. “Stress in Refugee Settlement: Syrian Mothers’ Strains and Buffers during Early Integration in Canada.” In A National Project: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada, edited by Leah Hamilton, Luisa Veronis, and Margaret Walton-Roberts. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Maghbouleh, Neda, Laila Omar, Melissa A. Milkie, and Ito Peng. 2019. “Listening in Arabic: Feminist Research with Syrian Refugee Mothers.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 18(2):482- 507.

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2017. The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian-Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2015. “The War at Home: Militarized and Racialized Identities in the University Critical Language Classroom.” Critical Sociology 41(7-8):1137-55.

Maghbouleh, Neda, Clayton Childress, and Carlos Alamo-Pastrana. 2015. “’Our Table Factory, Inc.’: Learning Marx Through Role Play.” Learning and Teaching 8(2)5-28. (Lead Article)

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2014. “Youth and Activism: Muslim-American Girls and Women in Social Media.” In Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures 2010-2020, Volume 6, edited by Suad Joseph. Boston, MA: Brill. 

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2013. “The Ta’arof Tournament: Cultural Performances of Ethno-National Identity at a Diasporic Summer Camp.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 36(5):818-837.

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2010. “‘Inherited Nostalgia’ Among Second-Generation Iranian Americans: A Case Study at a Southern California University.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 31(2):199-218.

Maghbouleh, Neda. 2009. “A Great Inheritance, A Special Destiny: Barack Obama’s Candidacy and the Performance of Racial History in Portland, Oregon.” New Racial Studies.


Race; Racism; Immigration; Islamophobia; Youth; Ethnicity; Gender
Current Courses: 
SOC230H5, SOC375H5, SOC408H5
Ph.D. (University of California Santa Barbara)
B.A. (Smith College)