Neda Maghbouleh. Credit Romi Levine.

Neda Maghbouleh

Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity & Associate Professor 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): 613-31.

Milkie, Melissa A., Neda Maghbouleh, and Ito Peng. 2020. “Stress in Refugee Settlement: Syrian Mothers’ Strains and Buffers during Early Integration in Canada,” Chapter 6 in A National Project: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada, eds. Leah Hamilton, Luisa Veronis, and Margaret Walton-Roberts, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Series, 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.

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

2015. “The War at Home: Militarized & Racialized Identities in the University Critical Language Classroom,” Critical Sociology, Vol. 41, No. 7-8, 1137-55.

2015 (with Clayton Childress, & Carlos Alamo). “Our Table Factory, Inc.: Learning Marx Through Role Play,” LATISS: Learning & Teaching in the Social Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 2, 5-28 (lead article).

2014. “Youth and Activism: Muslim-American Girls and Women in Social Media,” EWIC Volume VI: Muslim Women & Violent Political Protest (eds. Suad Joseph & Sarah Gualtieri). Boston, MA: Brill. 

2013. “The Ta’arof Tournament: Cultural Performances of Ethno-National Identity at a Diasporic Summer Camp,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, No. 5, 818-37.

2010. “‘Inherited Nostalgia’ Among Second-Generation Iranian Americans: A Case Study at a Southern California University,” Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 199-218.

2009. “A Great Inheritance, A Special Destiny: Barack Obama’s Candidacy and the Performance of Racial History in Portland, Oregon,” New Racial Studies, January 20. 


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