Sahar Sadeghi, Ph.D. Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Sociology


B.A. Sociology, University of California-Davis, 2005
M.A. Sociology, Temple University, 2008
PH.D. Sociology, Temple University, 2014

Sahar Sadeghi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Muhlenberg College, and teaches a variety of courses including the Sociology of Inequality and Power, American Ethnic Diversity, Transnational Migrant Communities, Global Perspectives on Race and Racism, as well as Sociological Theory.  Dr. Sadeghi is also a faculty mentor for a number of students working on their undergraduate research projects.

Professor Sadeghi earned her Ph.D. in 2014 from Department of Sociology at Temple University.  Her research is organized around several interrelated projects and themes – migration and geopolitics, as well as racialized and politicized belonging – which are examined through a cross-national, qualitative methods approach with a regional specialization in contemporary Europe and the United States.  In her most recent work, Sadeghi considers how the rise of anti-immigrant movements across Europe, the 2015 Refugee Crisis, and the 2016 Iran Deal are reflected in the perceptions and experiences of belonging and membership of Iranians in the US and Germany.

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Recent Publications:

Sadeghi, Sahar. Forthcoming. Review of The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race by Neda Maghbouleh in the American Journal of Sociology.

Sadeghi, Sahar. 2018. “Racial-Ethnic Boundaries, Stigma, and the Re-Emergence of‘Always Being Foreigners’: Iranians and the Refugee Crisis in Germany.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2018.1506145. 

Sadeghi, Sahar. 2018. “Host Discrimination, Bounded Belonging, Bounded Mobility: Experiences of Iranian Immigrants in Germany” in The Iranian Diaspora: Challenges, Negotiations, and Transformations edited by Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Sadeghi, Sahar. 2016. "The Burden of Geopolitical Stigma: Iranian Immigrants and Their Adult Children in the US." The Journal of International Migration and Integration, 17:4