Nazli Kibria

Professor and Department Chairnazli-kibria-030

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1986)

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My teaching and research interests are in the areas of family, immigration, race and   globalization with a focus on South Asia as well as the Asian American experience. My current projects include studies of the inter-connections of race and  immigration, including an analysis of the racialization of Muslim Americans that focuses on media coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. I am also interested in comparative analyses of the dynamics of new middle class families in emerging economies around the world with particular attention to the relationship of new consumption practices to family life.


2013. With  Cara Bowman and Megan O’Leary. Race and Immigration. U.K.: Polity Press.

2012. “Transnational Marriage and the Bangladeshi Muslim Diaspora in Britain and the U.S.” Culture and Religion Vol. 13, no 2: 277-290

2011. Muslims in Motion:  Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora. New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London: Rutgers University Press.

2009. “Marry into a Good Family: Transnational Reproduction and Intergenerational Relations in Bangladeshi American Families”. In Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America ed. Nancy Foner. New York University Press.

2009. With Sonali Jain. “Cultural Impacts of Sisimpur, Sesame Street in Bangladesh: Views of Caregivers of Children in Rural Bangladesh”. Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol. 40 (1)

2008. “The New Islam and Bangladeshi Youth in Britain and the U.S.” Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol. 31, no.2: 243-266.