Tahseen Shams

Tahseen Shams

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Tahseen Shams is a scholar of international migration, race, and religion. She examines how migration and global inequalities affect immigrants, particularly those from Muslim-majority countries, in the West. Her award-winning book Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World (Stanford University Press 2020) breaks new ground by showing how immigrants’ lives are not just determined by contexts in their sending and receiving countries but that immigrants are vectors of globalization who both produce and experience the interconnectedness of societies—not only the societies of origin and destination but also, the societies in places “elsewhere.” Currently based at the University of Toronto, Professor Shams will be teaching courses on social science methods, migration, and globalization with a focus on Asian Americans in contemporary societies. Shams will be joining ASAM and the Department of Sociology as an Assistant Professor in Spring 2023.

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