Introduction

I am Professor & Chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga where I teach  courses at undergraduate level on gender relations; gender, Islam and immigrant integration; the politics of citizenship; and qualitative methodologies.  I am also a full member of the graduate program in Sociology at the University of Toronto.

My research focuses on the political debates regarding the integration of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe and Canada and I analyze the ways in which the problematic of immigrant integration is constructed in the intersections of gender, religion, ethnicity and national origin. I am particularly interested in the symbolic and material consequences of the resulting narratives of belonging. My book, The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging, was published with Stanford University Press in 2014 (with Gökçe Yurdakul, Georg Simmel Professor of Social Conflict and Diversity, Humboldt University, Berlin). Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration, an edited book (with Jennifer Selby) came out in May 2012 with the University of Toronto Press. I am currently conducting research on the gendered and gendering effects of the increasing precariousness of residence status in Canada, where the number of temporary residents entering the country now far outstrips that of permanent  residents(with Rupaleem Bhuyan, School of Social Work, University of Toronto). I am also engaged in ongoing work with Gökçe Yurdakul on questions related to the participation of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe politics and society.

The best way to contact me is via email: anna.korteweg [at] utoronto.ca