- School of Social Work
Saher Selod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. She joined the Department of Sociology in 2012 after completing her PhD at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests are in race and ethnicity, gender and religion. Her research examines how Muslim Americans experience racialization in the United States. Her book Forever Suspect: Racialized Surveillance of Muslim Americans in the War on Terror (Rutgers University Press 2018) examines how Muslim men and Muslim women experience gendered forms of racialization through their surveillance by the state and by private citizens. She has published several articles in journals like Sociology Compass, the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. One of her new research projects will uncover how African Muslim immigrants are caught up in racialized surveillance because of their racial and religious identities and how this differs from the experiences of South Asian and Arab Muslims. At Simmons University she teaches courses on Social Inequalities, Research Methods, Islamophobia, and Mass Media and Popular Culture.
She 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. For more information on Saher's research and teaching experience, please visit her Curriculum Vitae.