Neveen Shafeek Amin
— M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
PhD Candidate; PRC Graduate Student Trainee
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- Office: CLA 2.702A
Neveen Shafeek Amin is a PhD candidate in Sociology and graduate trainee at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Neveen holds a Master's degree in Sociology and a Portfolio is Applied Statistical Modeling from UT-Austin and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation. She specializes in studying physical health, migration, religion and health, family, and education. Some of her research examines the association between religiosity among immigrant and various educational outcomes. Additionally, she is interested in examining the influence of ethnic communities on the assimilation process of immigrants in the United States. She is primarily interested in examining the association between acculturation and physical health among immigrants in the United States, particularly Middle Eastern immigrants. Neveen is a former graduate fellow of the Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation and a former Ford fellow.
SOC 308 • Immigrant Experiences In Us
TTH 930am-1100am MEZ B0.306
Since the amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the United States has experienced a significant increase in the number of immigrants and a remarkable change in their composition. The post-1965 influx of immigrants from countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, the former USSR, the Middle East and Asia has sharply increased. According to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), the foreign-born population in the U.S. reached almost 40 million in 2010, an increase of 9 million people since 2000.
This course is designed to provide students with a sociological overview of immigration to the United States. This course will focus on the immigrant experience upon arriving to the US and the conflict that immigrants faced and continue to face between preserving their own culture and assimilating into the American mainstream culture. We will discuss why immigrants migrate from their home countries? How do immigrants integrate into the mainstream society? How do sociologists evaluate and theorize immigrant integration?
Additionally, this course will give special focus on addressing several topics such as health disparities among immigrants in the US, the role that immigrant families play in their children’s academic and social life, the role of ethnic communities (i.e. religious institutions) in facilitating/hindering the assimilation process of their members, and the intersection between religion and health among immigrants.