Photo of Randa Serhan wearing a red top and white pants leaning against a tan column

Randa Serhan

Term Associate Professor of Sociology (photo by @YKangphoto)




330 Milbank Hall
Tuesday 12-1:45 pm, Thursday 3-4:45 pm and by appointment



Ph.D. Columbia University Department of Sociology (2009)

M.A. University of Windsor Department of Sociology, Ontario, Canada (1998)

B.A. American University of Beirut Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon (1994)


Ethnicity and Migration

Urban Sociology

Arabs and Arab Americans

Citizenship and Nationalism

Sociological Theory

Cosmopolitanism and Refugees

Power, Politics, and Society


Arab New York

Transnational Social Movements, Citizenship, and Belonging

Advanced Topics: Immigration and Inequality

Classical Social Theory

Urban Lives

US Society

Political Sociology

Arab Societies

Introduction to the Arab World

Sociology of Exclusion: Racism, Classism, and Sexism





New World Research Institute Research Grant, Phase Two: Palestinian American National Research Project

National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association Grant, Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Villanova University Research Grant, Palestinian-American Research Center

Columbia University Department of Sociology Summer Research Grants

Asian-American Studies Association - West Assian American Section

COVID Global Solidarity Coalition

Arab American Scholars via ACCESS

Arab American Studies Association

American Sociological Association 

ASA Sections: Race and Ethnicity, Urban and Community, Political Sociology/Comparative Historical, Arab American Studies

CIMEL and INTERIGHTS, Initiative to Combat Honor Crimes, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London


Assimilation Suspended: The Making of Palestinian Americans, Stanford University Press, Under contract, 2021

Neither Thugs nor Terrorists: Black-Palestinian Solidarity Movements in the United States (Activists' stories), Academica Press, Under contract

Associated Press, Interviewed by Isabel Debre on the Cultural Significance of Weddings for Arab families during pandemic, Sept. 2020

Al-Jazeera, TV Interview about "Social Movements after Trump's Election," Nov. 2016