Neda Maghbouleh. Credit Romi Levine.

Neda Maghbouleh (On Leave)

Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity & Associate Professor

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

Ph.D. (University of California Santa Barbara)
B.A. (Smith College)


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