The Department of Sociology & Anthropology


Neda MaghboulehNeda Maghbouleh, Ph.D. Email  Janine Kay Gwen Chi, Ph.D

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow

B.A. Smith College, Sociology (High Honors), June 2004
M.A. University of California at Santa Barbara, Sociology, June 2008
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, Sociology, June 2012

Courses Taught at Muhlenberg

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2012)
SOC 312: Quantitative Methods for Social Data (Spring 2013)

Recent Publications

Forthcoming. "The Ta'arof Tournament: Cultural Performances of Ethnicity in a Diasporic Summer Camp," Ethnic and Racial Studies.

2010. "'Inherited Nostalgia' Among Second-Generation Iranian Americans: A Case Study at a Southern California University," Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol 31, No. 2 (April), 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.

2007. "Debutantes," "Ethnic Stratification," "Fraternities and Sororities," "Seven Sisters," and "Television and Representations of Class," in R.E. Weir (ed.), Class in America, Westport: CT: Greenwood Press.

Recent Presentations

2012. "Off White: A Political History of the Racial Classification of Middle Easterners in the United States," Inaugural lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series, Iranian Association and Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut, April 23, Storrs, CT.

"'The Help: Watching with a Black Feminist Approach," Critical Media Series, March 15, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

2011. "The Ta'arof Tournament: Ethnic Youth Culture at an Iranian Summer Camp," Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, August 20, Las Vegas, NV.

"Dramaturgical Performances of Ethno-National Belonging," Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationality, April 6, London School of Economics, London, UK.

"Challenges to Neo-Assimilation," Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, August 15, San Diego, CA.

Invited testimony on NSF project to the California State Legislature and Governor Schwarzenegger's office, May 12, Sacramento CA.