Saher Selod is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. She joined the Department of Sociology 2012 after completing her PhD at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests are in race and ethnicity and religion. Her research examines how Muslim Americans experience racialization in the United States. She specifically focuses on how Muslim men and Muslim women experience gendered forms of racialization through their surveillance by the state and by private citizens. She co-edited a special issue in Critical Sociology
on Islamophobia and the Racialization of Muslims. She has published several articles in journals such as Sociology Compass
and Critical Sociology
. She is currently working on her book manuscript and a co-authored publication on the Boston Marathon Bombings. At Simmons she teaches courses on Social Inequalities, Research Methods, Islamophobia, and Gender and Islam.
She has served as the Newsletter Editor for the Humanist Sociologist from 2012-2015, is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network
and is an affiliated faculty member of the Islamophobia Studies Project
at the University of California, Berkeley.
Saher Selod's Curriculum Vitae