Hajar Yazdiha is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California and a faculty affiliate of the Equity Research Institute. After receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Dr. Yazdiha was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC. Her research examines the mechanisms underlying the politics of inclusion and exclusion as they shape intergroup boundaries, ethno-racial identities, and intergroup relations. This work crosses subfields of race and ethnicity, migration, social movements, religion, and culture using mixed methods. The focal point of much of this work is Muslim diasporas in research that examines how everyday actors develop strategies to resist societal exclusion and generate new forms of belonging. Dr. Yazdiha’s research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including Social Problems, Mobilization, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Socius.