Mehdi Bozorgmehr presents new data on Iranians in the United States from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the American Community Survey (ACS). The DHS data shed light on Iranian immigration to the U.S. from the mid-1960s to present, while the ACS data offer an up-to-date and objective profile of Iranian Americans, challenging some of the existing stereotypes about this misunderstood ethnic group. Mehdi Bozorgmehr is professor of sociology at the Graduate Center and City College, City University of New York. He is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of Middle Eastern American studies, coauthor of the award-winning Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond, and has published extensively on the Iranian American community.
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