GHASSAN ZEINEDDINE, NABEEL ABRAHAM, and SALLY HOWELL, eds. Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2022)


  • Rebecca Karam Michigan State University Author



Arab American, Detroit, Transnationalism, Belonging, Gender and Sexuality

Author Biography

  • Rebecca Karam, Michigan State University

    Rebecca A. Karam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University where she teaches courses in migration, qualitative methods, and social theory. Her work examines how ethnic and racial minorities navigate their place in America’s racial hierarchy while accounting for the increasingly salient role of religious identity in these processes. Her forthcoming book, Making Muslim Americans (under contract with NYU Press), examines the intergenerational transmission of religion and parenting strategies among suburban, second-generation Muslim American adults. Despite Islam being widely stigmatized in contemporary America, her research reveals patterns of upper-middle-class Muslim Americans assimilating socioeconomically without losing their religious identity. 


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Abraham, Nabeel and Andrew Shryock, eds. Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.

Front cover of "Hadha Baladuna," edited by Gassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell