Main research areas
My main areas of interest are migration, gender, social theory, globalization, and cultural analysis. My first research project looked at the Lebanese Diaspora in New York, Montreal and Paris where I studied diasporic forms of identification, communal attachments and cultural expression. I also studied the children of immigrants (the second-generation) within a comparative perspective as I look at their perceptions of personal well-being and belonging. Most recently, my work focuses on Syrian refugees' experiences with displacement and integration, and media representation of the refugee crisis.
Following a comparative perspective, my work focuses on the meeting point between individual immigrants (and their communities) and institutions in receiving countries (such as schools, labour markets, media and public policies).
- Media portrayals of the 2015 refugee crisis
- Forms of solidarity and communal belonging among Syrian refugees
- The experiences of socio-economic mobility among the children of immigrants
- The interplay between globalization and state policies in the shaping women’s public roles
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Dalia Abdelhady (PhD in Sociology, State University of New York at Albany) is a qualitative sociologist and currently a docent at the Department of Sociology and a researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies.
Areas of expertise for journalists
- Syrian refugees,
- second generation,
- cultural expression,
- Culture: Media representations
- Education: immigrants and their children in school
- Family: immigrant families
- Feminist theory: postcolonial feminism
- Geographic regions: Middle East, USA, France, Germany (for all migration, integration, school, labor markets)
- Media: news media and migration, hate speech, Islamophobia
- Migration: Refugees, transnationalism and diaspora, transition from school to work
- Political Sociology: Immigration/Integration policies, bureaucratic violence, immigrants’ political participation
- Work/Organizations: youth in the labor market, migrants and refugees in the labor market