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Dr. Atiya Husain
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Profile
With the goal of understanding what “race” means today, Dr. Husain’s research examines the relationship between racial categorization practices and inequality in several subject areas including religion, crime, culture, and Muslims in the US. She is currently working on a book on the hidden religious dimensions of the concept of race.
Grants and Fellowships

2012     Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

2011     United States Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer and Academic Year Fellowship

2010     Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications
Articles

Husain, Atiya. 2017. “Retrieving the Religion in Racialization: A Critical Review.” Sociology Compass. 2017;e12507. doi:10.111/soc4.12507

Husain, Atiya. 2017. Book Review of Su’ad Abdul Khabeer’s Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United StatesSociology of Religion. srx035,https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srx035

Education
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017
Sociology
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013
Sociology
B.A., University of Michigan 2008
Sociology and Near Eastern Studies
Contact Information
302B Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8072
Areas of Expertise
Race/Ethnicity
Religion
Crime
Social Theory
Qualitative Methods