Jen'nan Read

Associate Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
265 Sociology/psychology Bld, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5768

Selected Grants

Caregiving and Flourishing Mental Health awarded by St. Louis University (Investigator). 2016 to 2018

ACCESS Arab American Research Initiative awarded by Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Challenges and Prospects for Disaggregating Health Data among Whites awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Cainkar, L, and Read, JG. "Arab Americans and gender." Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, Development, and Health. November 1, 2014. 89-105. Full Text

Read, J, and Cainkar, L. "Gender, Culture, and Arab Health." A Biopsychosocial Approach to Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Development and Health. Ed. S Nassar-McMillan, J Hakim-Larson, and K Ajrouch. Springer, 2012. 155-191.

Read, JNG, and Reynolds, M. "Gender and Health among U.S. Immigrants." Health Care and Immigration: Understanding the Connections. Ed. P Fernandez-Kelly and A Portes. Routledge, 2012. 82-109.

Read, JNG, and Eagle, D. "Intersecting Identities: Religion and Gender among Arab Americans." Religion and Inequality. Ed. L Keister and D Sherkat. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Read, JG. "Religion, family, and women's employment among Muslim and Christian Arab Americans." Religion, Families, and Health: Population-Based Research in the United States. December 1, 2010. 206-225.

Read, JNG, and Gorman, BK. "Gender and Health Revisited." The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, & Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century. 2010.

Read, JNG. "The Diversity of the New Immigrant Religious Populations." Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times. Ed. S Burgard. Kendall/Hunt, 2010. 101-117.

Read, J. "The Effects of Post-9/11 Discrimination on Arab-American Racial Identity." From Invisibility to Visibility: The Racialization of Arab Americans Before and After September 11th. Ed. N Naber and A Jamal. Syracuse University Press, 2008.

Read, J. "Religion and Women’s Employment Over Life Course: A Comparison of Christian and Muslim Arab Americans." Religion, Families, and Health in the United States: New Directions for Population-Based Research. Ed. R Hummer and CG Ellison. Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Read, J. "Multiple Identities among Arabs in America: A Tale of Two Congregations." At Home and Abroad: Being and Belonging among U.S. Immigrants from Muslim Countries After September 11. Ed. S Platz. Russell Sage Foundation, 2008.


Read, JG, Porter, JR, and Gorman, BK. "Gender and the Mental-Physical Health Connection Among U.S. Adults." Sociological Forum 31.4 (December 2016): 1104-1125. Full Text

Reynolds, MM, Chernenko, A, and Read, JG. "Region of origin diversity in immigrant health: Moving beyond the Mexican case." Social Science & Medicine 166 (October 2016): 102-109. Full Text

Hussain, S, and Read, JNG. "Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion." Social Compass 62.4 (December 2015): 556-569. Full Text

Varughese, S, Read, JG, Al-Khal, A, Abo Salah, S, El Deeb, Y, and Cameron, PA. "Effectiveness of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus protocol in enhancing the function of an Emergency Department in Qatar." European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 22.5 (October 2015): 316-320. Full Text

Read, JG, Varughese, S, and Cameron, PA. "Determinants of non-urgent Emergency Department attendance among females in Qatar." Qatar Medical Journal 2014.2 (December 2014): 16-16. Full Text

Read, JNG. "In Search of Sociological Congruence." Social Currents 1.1 (February 2014): 44-50. Full Text

Read, JG. "Measuring Ethnicity with U.S. Census Data: Implications for Mexicans and Arabs." Population Research and Policy Review 32.4 (August 1, 2013): 611-631. Full Text

Read, JNG, and Reynolds, M. "Gender Differences in Immigrant Health: The Case of Mexican and Middle Eastern Immigrants." Journal of Health & Social Behavior 53 (2012): 99-123. (Academic Article)


Read, J. "Gender and Middle Eastern Health: A New Immigrant Case." Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Detroit. 2009.

Read, J. "Religion and Identity Politics among Blacks and Whites." annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. San Francisco. 2009.

Read, J. "Reproducing Inequality? Female Education in Arab-American Families." annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Philadelphia. 2005.

Read, J. "Bridge or Barrier? Religious Identity and the Civic Incorporation of Muslim and Christian Arab Americans." annual meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Philadelphia. 2005.

Read, J. "Muslims seen as outsiders." Philadelphia Inquirer (2009).

Read, J. "Movement in the Right Direction." Social Science Research Council Immanent Frame (2009).

Read, J. "Reason to Remain Hopeful." Social Science Research Council Immanent Frame (2009).

Read, J. "Are U.S. Muslims Un-American." Raleigh News & Obsever, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Detroit Free Press, Des Moines (November 2008).

Read, J. "U.S. Muslims could Swing the Vote." Philadelphia Inquirer, Raleigh News & Obsever, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2008).