Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: nxshafeekam@ualr.edu
Phone: 501-569-3190
Office: Stabler Hall 405-H

Health Disparities, Migration, Mental health, Religion and Health, Education, Family, and quantitative methods.

Neveen Shafeek Amin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Dr. Shafeek Amin received her MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She holds core research interests in migration, gender, and health disparities in the United States. A dominant theme throughout her work is attention to social and cultural influences on population health and well-being. Her research examines the association between acculturation and health outcomes among immigrants in the U.S., with a focus on Middle Eastern (ME) Immigrants in the U.S. She is also interested in examining the relationship between duration of stay in the U.S. and psychological health outcomes among Middle Eastern and Hispanic immigrants. Her past research has been concerned with exploring the factors that influence the assimilation process of immigrants in the U.S., with a focus on Coptic immigrants—a small faith-based sub-group of ME immigrants. Dr. Shafeek Amin‘s recent research has appeared in the International Journal of Sociology (IJS), Journal of Family and Community Health (JFCH) and Journal of Child and Family Studies (JCFS). She teaches Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Research Methods, Health and Illness in the US, and Immigrant Experiences in the US. Dr. Shafeek Amin is an Associate Faculty member of the Anderson Institute of Race and Ethnicity and a Faculty member of the Middle Eastern Studies Committee.

Recent Curriculum Vitae:   Shafeek Amin-CV_2019

Recent publications:

Shafeek Amin, Neveen and Nichola Driver. 2019. “Gender Differences, Duration of Stay in the US, and Serious Psychological Distress: The Case of Middle Eastern Immigrants in the United States.” Journal of Family and Community Health, Vol. 42, No. 2, Pp. 90-103.

Driver, Nichola and Neveen Shafeek Amin. 2019. “Acculturation, Social Support, and Parental Maternal Stress: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.” Journal of Child and Family Studies.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01351-6

Shafeek Amin, Neveen2014. “Acculturation, Gender, and Physical Health among Middle Eastern Immigrants in the United States: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey (2002-2012).” International Journal of Sociology, Vol. 44, No. 3. Pp. 60-83.

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