Tahseen Shams

Email: tahseen.shams@utoronto.ca


Office: 725 Spadina; Rm. 396

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Tahseen Shams

Assistant Professor


Tahseen Shams is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Toronto. She has received her Ph.D. in 2018 from University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are in the areas of international migration, globalization, race/ethnicity, nationalism, and religion. The overarching question that ties these interests together is how transnational, global forms of inequality intersect with race and ethnicity to affect immigrant groups, particularly those coming from Muslim-majority countries to the United States and Canada. Her book, Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World is under contract with Stanford University Press and is forthcoming in August 2020. She is also pursuing two separate but related research projects: one on Muslim American panethnicity, and the other on how U.S. sociopolitics surrounding Islam and Muslims affects the identity-work of Muslim immigrants in Canada.