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Syed Ali

Syed Ali

Associate Professor of Sociology

M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia B.A., Binghamton University (SUNY)

Description

Syed Ali grew up in New York City and has been teaching at LIU-Brooklyn since 2003.

Professor Ali is the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships: one in 1997-1998 to conduct research in India and one in 2006 to conduct research in Dubai. He has engaged in ethnographic research among Muslims in Hyderabad, India; among Muslims and South Asians in New York City; and among foreign expatriate workers in Dubai.

Professor Ali was the co-editor of Contexts Magazine (contexts.org) from 2014-2017, an official publication of the American Sociological Association. From 2012-2014, he was the Viewpoints editor at Contexts Magazine.

Professor Ali is also a potter and Ultimate Frisbee player.

Personal website: syedalisociology.com
Twitter: @skyedali 

Specialties

Migration, Ethnicity, Social Inequality

Publications

                Books:

    • Co-editor with Philip N. Cohen, The Contexts Reader, 3rd edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2018)
    • Author with Douglas Hartmann, Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World (New York: Routledge, 2015)
    • Dubai: Gilded Cage (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010; reprinted by Orient Blackswan, 2010).

    Articles:

    •  with Tineke Fokkema, “The Importance of Peers: Assimilation Patterns among Second-Generation Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2015)
    • “Going and Coming and Going Again: Second-Generation Migrants in Dubai,” Mobilities (2011); reprinted in Links to the Diasporic Homeland: Second Generation and Ancestral 'Return' Mobilities (Routledge, 2014).
    •  “Permanent Impermanence,” Contexts (2010); reprinted in The Contexts Reader, 2nd edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2011) and The Contexts Reader, 3rd edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2018).
    •  “Understanding Acculturation among Second-Generation South Asian Muslims in the United States,” Contributions to Indian Sociology (2008).
    •  “‘Go West Young Man: The Culture of Migration Among Muslims in Hyderabad, India,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2007); reprinted in Migration and Culture (2011).
    •  “Why Here, Why Now? Young Muslim Women Wearing Hijab,” Muslim World (2005)
    •  “Collective and Elective Ethnicity: Caste among Urban Muslims in India,” Sociological Forum (2002); reprinted in Modern Indian Culture and Society (New York: Routledge, 2009).

Honors/Awards



  • Recipient, Fulbright Fellowship (2006)
  • Recipient, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (1997)


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Sociological Association