photo credit: Austin Curtis
Neda Maghbouleh joins the University of Toronto Scarborough in fall 2013 following a postdoctoral fellowship through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity (2012-3) and a predoctoral visiting appointment at Smith College (2011-2). Her research examines the production of racial categories and identities through macro-level policy and micro-level interaction. Professor Maghbouleh's interests in race, ethnicity, and youth culture empirically inform her articles in venues like Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Salon.com, and forthcoming in Critical Sociology. She is completing a book manuscript, The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian-Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race, an ethnographic analysis of the paradoxical racial status of Iranians as "legal whites" and "everyday racial others" in the U.S. Two related research projects (with George Lipsitz and Erik Love, respectively) address new anti-Iranian housing codes in Beverly Hills, California and the emergent codification of "Muslim" as a racial category in social interaction.