Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin


Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: nxshafeekam@ualr.edu
Phone: 501-916-5850
Office: Stabler Hall 405-H


Health Disparities, Migration, Acculturation/Assimilation, Mental Health, Gender and Health, Race/Ethnicity, Family, Religion & Education, Religion & Health, Statistics, and Quantitative Methods.


Neveen Shafeek Amin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Studies Program 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 Middle Eastern immigrants. Most recently, she has focused on examining the health care utilization patterns among Hispanic/Latino and Asian immigrants compared with those of Middle Eastern immigrants in the U.S. Additionally, she has focused on examining the psychological health of women among U.S. Hispanics. Dr. Shafeek Amin‘s recent research has appeared in Ethnicity and Health Journal, Journal of Child and Family Studies (JCFS), the International Journal of Sociology (IJS), Journal of Family and Community Health (JFCH) and International Social Science Review (ISSR). She teaches Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Research Methods, Sociology of Health and Illness, 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.

Dr. Shafeek Amin CV-2020

Recent publications:

Shafeek Amin, Neveen and Nichola Driver. 2020. “Health Care Utilization among Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Asian Immigrants in the US: An Application of Andersen’s Behavioral Model.” Ethnicity and Health. DOI 10.1080/13557858.2020.1830034

Shafeek Amin, Neveen. 2020. “Assimilation and Educational Achievement: The Case of Coptic-Orthodox Egyptian Immigrants in Texas.” International Social Science Review, Vol. 96, No.2, Article 2. https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/vol96/iss2/2/

 Shafeek Amin, Neveen and Nichola Driver. 2019. “Sex 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. DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000217

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, Vol. 28, No. 5, Pp. 1359-1367. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-019-01351-6

Shafeek Amin, Neveen. 2014. “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. DOI: 10.2753/IJS0020-7659440304

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