My name is Hadi Khoshneviss, and I am a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Kenyon College. My research explores the connections between racialization, colonial history, and global geopolitics. I also study social movements and migration, movement, and mobility.
My doctoral dissertation project investigates (1) how immigrants from southwest Asia (the "Middle East") fought in the US courts to achieve a whiteness in the United States, and (2) how and why they are campaigning to create a new ethnic category (MENA) on the US Census. To answer these questions I draw on decolonial theories and legal documents, court hearings, ethnographic research, and qualitative interviews.
As a scholar of critical race and ethnicity theories, migration and mobility, and social movements, I have taught several courses such as Introduction to Social Sciences, Contemporary Social Problems, Society in Comparative Perspective, both Contemporary and Classical Sociological Theories, and Ethnic and Racial Relations.
Major Teaching Awards
Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida (2018).
Sage Teaching Award, the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Teaching and Learning (2018).
Inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida (2017).
Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida (2016).
Khoshneviss, Hadi. 2019."A home to which I do not belong:" Geopolitics, colonialism, and the experience of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa in the United States," Postcolonial Studies. Published online.