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Mehdi Bozorgmehr
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Research Interests: Sociology, Liberal Studies MA, Middle Eastern Studies MA., Immigration, Urban Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Muslim Americans

Tracks taught in MALS: International Studies, Migration and Global Cities (New Track)

Courses Taught in MALS: Introduction to International Studies; International Migration; Introduction to International Studies: Middle East Links to 9/11

Publications: (Selected)

Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press (co-author with Anny Bakalian), 2009.

Ethnic Los Angeles. New York: Russell Sage, (co-editor with R. Waldinger), 1996.

“Host Hostility and Nativism.” In The International Handbook of Migration Studies. Edited by Steve Gold and Stephanie Nawyn, Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2012, 189-201 (first author with A. Bakalian and S. Salman).

“Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Since 9/11.” Sociological Forum 26 (3): 714:728, 2011 (co-author with A. Bakalian).

“Success(ion): Second-Generation Iranian Americans.” Iranian Studies 44 (1): 3-24, 2011 (first author with D. Douglas).

“Muslim American Mobilization.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies. 14: 7-43 (2005) (co-author with A. Bakalian).

About Professor Bozorgmehr and his Recent Scholarship:

Mehdi Bozorgmehr is Professor of Sociology and founding Co-Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research has focused on immigration and ethnic studies. He is a leading scholar on Iranian Americans and one of the pioneers in the growing field of Middle Eastern American studies. Bozorgmehr is the co-author and co-editor, respectively, of two award-winning books: Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond (University of California Press, 2009) and Ethnic Los Angeles (Russell Sage: 1996).