Maheen Haider is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Boston College, where she studies issues of immigration, race and ethnicity. Her dissertation “Race, Religion, and Class at the Intersection of High-Skilled Immigration,” takes a comprehensive qualitative approach in understanding the contemporary contexts of US immigration from non-white, high-skilled, and Muslim perspectives. This work investigates their strategies of acculturation and integration in the political contexts of post-9/11, War on Terror era, and in the light of the recent travel bans aka Muslim ban. Peer-reviewed work from this project has been published in the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Springer publication, and is part of an upcoming book manuscript. Beyond her dissertation, her research also examines racialized representations of Muslim identities across popular media, contributing to the knowledge of race, ethnicity, and media studies. A recent article from this project has been published in the ASA journal of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
Her research has been supported by the Clough Center for the study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College. She has recently appointed as the Faculty in Residence at the Thea Bowman AHANA (people of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent) and Intercultural Center for the 2020/2021 academic year at Boston College. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies in the US, she worked in International Development collaborating on projects across the corporate and non-profit sector in Pakistan and the UK. She holds a Masters degree in Social Development from the University of Sussex and has a Bachelors degree in Software Engineering from Pakistan. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org