Neda Maghbouleh

Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity

Tier 2 - 2019-10-01
University of Toronto
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Every year, Canada and the United States receive thousands of migrants. These newcomers must rebuild their lives and form new identities.

Dr. Neda Maghbouleh, Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity, is trying to understand how racial identity forms after migration, with a focus on Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) migrants in North America. She and her research team hope to learn how the complex integration and settlement challenges that Syrian and other MENA newcomers in Canada face today influence their racialized identity formation. They also want to explore the influence of migration, borders and surveillance on the racial identities of MENA communities in North America.