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Professor Authors Book about Iranians in Texas

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Mohsen Mobasher, UHD associate professor of anthropology and sociology, drew on personal experience when writing his new book, "Iranians in Texas: Migration, Politics, and Ethnic Identity."

To celebrate the recent publication, a "Meet the Author" event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in N-420, One Main Building.

About the book:

"Examining the political nature of immigration and how the originating and receiving countries shape the prospects of integration, Mohsen Mobasher incorporates his own experience as a Texas scholar born in Iran. Tracing current anti-Muslim sentiment to the Iranian hostage crisis, two decades before 9/11, he observes a radically negative shift in American public opinion that forced thousands of Iranians in the United States to suddenly be subjected to stigmatization and viewed as enemies.

The book also sheds light on the transformation of the Iranian family in exile and some of the major challenges that second-generation Iranians face in their interactions with their parents."