Maheen Haider

Maheen Haider
University of Massachusetts Lowell | UML · Department of Sociology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Using life-history interviews of 28 Pakistani graduate students studying in the US, I theorize acculturation processes beyond the psycho-socio-cultural understandings of the newcomers’ experiences. Drawing from intersectionality, identity, and cultural theories, I present the explorer-keeper acculturation framework for studying experiences of inter...
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Using 11 high-grossing post-9/11 Hollywood films on terrorism and the Middle East, the author analyzes how films racialize Muslim identities in service to Islamophobia. This research brings together racialization theory with analysis of political ideologies that illustrate visualized racialized meanings on Muslim identities. The racialized portraya...
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This chapter uses the case of Pakistani graduate students to understand how international students in the U.S. comprehend and deal with discrimination in the host society, which can illuminate larger processes of othering, identity development, and contestation. Using qualitative interviews of 28 Pakistani graduate students (13 female and 15 male)...

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My dissertation, “Race, Religion, and Class at the Intersection of High-Skilled Immigration,” takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the contemporary contexts of US immigration. Using two distinct groups of high-skilled migrants, i.e., short-term and long-term, I study their acculturation and integration experiences from non-white and Muslim perspectives. These identities present a unique window to examine the social and cultural processes of high-skilled immigration, and to investigate the changes in migrant trajectories of incorporation, over the life course and life stage, changing political contexts, and across the lines of their ethno-racial, gender, and religious diversity as they integrate into the American society.