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Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University

June 24th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Religion, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East, North America
Language: English
Field of Work: Academia
City: Durham
Country: USA
Continent: North America


Jennan Read3 Jennan ReadDr. Jen’nan Read is Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University, and former Carnegie Scholar (2006-8). She is an expert on issues surrounding the political, social, and cultural integration of Muslims in America.

She has also compared Muslim integration in the U.S. and France and has published widely on these issues. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has been cited in multiple media outlets, including Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today.

Some of her earliest research investigated the meaning of the veil among U.S. Muslim women to assess the role of culture in the adaptation process of immigrants. She is also interested in expanding her global health research to investigate the health issues of Arab women living in Middle Eastern countries. Read  is author of Culture, Class and Work Among Arab-American Women (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2004) and has published numerous scholarly articles on how race, ethnicity and gender affect health outcomes in the U.S., particularly for Arab women.

She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from University of Texas at Austin, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University, and then joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at University of California-Irvine.

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