Erfan Saidi Moqadam

Erfan Saidi Moqadam

Pre-Faculty Fellow, Cultural Anthropology, Irvin D. Reid Honors College

erfan.saidi@wayne.edu

Erfan Saidi Moqadam

Department

 Anthropology

 I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at University of Kentucky. I am a specialist in the anthropology of the United States with a focus on migrant and minoritized communities, diasporic identity formation, and religious practice. I pursue a range of scholarly interests through his research and teaching including theories of religion, whiteness and processes of racialization among migrant groups, ethnic identity, and the Muslim-American experience. My research examines how everyday religious practices and the meanings they convey for the social order shape a community that is characterized by experiences of solidarity and differentiation, inclusion and exclusion, and negotiation and conflict. My research expands our understandings of what it means to be Muslim in the U.S. and how processes of belonging for immigrant communities are linked with racialization.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Migration
Ethnoreligious Identity
Racialization
Transnationality
Iran and Iranian Diaspora
Middle Eastern Communities in the U.S.

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 2022