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Dr. Iman Ahmad-Sediqe is a Sociologist (PhD) specializing in Race & Ethnicity, Immigration & Culture, and Religion. She explores how recent immigrant communities integrate into the United States. She primarily studies Muslim Americans and their relationship to citizenship as an identifier of belonging, emphasizing the role of political status. 

Dr. Ahmad-Sediqe conducted the first ever in-depth qualitative study of the Afghan American community. Over the course of an 18 month ethnography and heavy interview based study, she immersed herself within the largest community of the Afghan diaspora in the U.S. In looking at this diaspora refugee community, she created a deeper understanding of more recent immigrant groups, and the unique case of refugees. By looking at their relationship with religion and culture, she nuanced the literature on Muslim Americans.

This understudied population is critical not only in our current socio-political climate, but also to expand our conceptualization of how the literature across social science disciplines understands race, ethnicity, citizenship, and immigration.

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Northwestern University

Doctor of Philosophy



Northwestern University

Master of Arts



Harvard University

Masters in Education Policy & Management


University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology & Psychology

Minor: Afro-American Studies

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Analytic Skills & Languages

​Analytic Skills:

  • Qualitative analysis software:

    • Atlas TI proficient

  • Field methods training in ethnography 

  • Field methods training in interviewing 

  • Stata proficient


  • English (native proficiency)

  • Dari/Farsi (native proficiency)

  • French (intermediate)

  • Swahili (beginner)

  • Arabic (beginner)

  • Urdu (beginner)

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