Doctoral Student

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago

M.Ed., Literacy Curriculum and Instruction, American University

B.A., Sociology and Arabic Studies, Georgetown University


Noureldin’s research interests lie in migration processes and their impact on social, political, and economic policies as well as identity construction, including both self-selective and assigned labels. Specifically, she examines the racialization of American Muslim immigrants including racial identity formation within generational processes and subsequent perceptions of discrimination based on these racial categories. Her current study examines the association between national ancestry and perceived levels of discrimination. Additionally, immigrant generation-levels are used to determine how this perceived discrimination is experienced across generations among individuals of the same national ancestry. This is part of her larger, longitudinal project on American Muslims, which examines how religiosity and immigrant generation-levels are related to American Muslim integration and identity, using the nationally representative 2007, 2011, and 2017 Pew Muslim American Surveys.