Nazli Kibria



Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences, CAS

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1986)

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Dr. Kibria’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of family, immigration, race and childhood with a focus on South Asia as well as the Asian American experience. Her current projects include studies of the racialization of Muslim Americans; the transnational dynamics of immigrant families raising children with autism; and the negotiation of adult sibling relationships across divisions of social class, immigration and citizenship, as well as responsibilities of care for aging parents.

2018. Nazli Kibria, Tobias Henry Watson and Saher Selod. “Imagining the Radicalized Muslim”: Race, Anti-Muslim Discourse and Media Narratives of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombers. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

2017. Nazli Kibria, Megan O’Leary and Cara Bowman. “The Good Immigrant Worker”: Neoliberalism, Deserving Immigrants and the Struggle for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Journal of International Migration and Integration. 9 (1): 1-13. .DOI 10.1007/s12134-017-0516-2

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.