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Department of Sociology & Criminology


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Christine Sheikh

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Christine Sheikh

Assistant Professor
Sturm Hall 431
Phone: 303-871-2056
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areas of expertise/research interests

Religion; Race/Ethnicity; Immigration; Culture; Gender 

professional biography

Christine Sheikh's primary areas of interest are in religion, race/ethnicity, immigration, gender and culture. Her dissertation examined the relationship between religious and ethnic identities among second-generation Muslim Americans. In particular, she focused on whether participation in religious organizations facilitates the sustenance of strong, salient ethnic identities among the children of immigrants, as the sociology of religion literature claims. She has collected data on various dimensions of ethnic identification, perceptions of gender roles and norms, and respondent thoughts about issues such as Islamophobia and 9/11, which are the foundation for her dissertation and for a future book and articles.


PhD   Sociology, University of Arizona, 2007
MA    Sociology, University of Arizona, 2003
BA     Biology, Truman State University, 2000
BS     Sociology/Anthropology, Truman State University, 2000

selected publications

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