Jen'nan Read

Jen'nan Read

Sally Dalton Robinson Professor

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

Selected Grants

ACCESS Arab American Research Initiative awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Thriving after Surviving: Strategies for Improving Muslim Refugee Student Outcomes awarded by William T Grant Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018

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

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

Rieker, P. P., and J. G. Read. “The Health Gender Gap: A Constrained Choice Explanation. A Constrained Choice Explanation..” The Psychology of Gender and Health: Conceptual and Applied Global Concerns, 2017, pp. 85–118. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803864-2.00003-1. Full Text

Cainkar, L., and J. G. Read. “Arab Americans and gender.” Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, Development, and Health, vol. 9781461482383, 2014, pp. 89–105. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8238-3_5. Full Text

Read, J., and Louise Cainkar. “Gender, Culture, and Arab Health.” A Biopsychosocial Approach to Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Development and Health, edited by S. Nassar-McMillan et al., Springer, 2012, pp. 155–91.

Read, Jen nan Ghazal, and Megan Reynolds. “Gender and Health among U.S. Immigrants.” Health Care and Immigration: Understanding the Connections, edited by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Alejandro Portes, Routledge, 2012, pp. 82–109.

Read, Jen nan Ghazal, and David Eagle. “Intersecting Identities: Religion and Gender among Arab Americans.” Religion and Inequality, edited by L. Keister and D. Sherkat, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Read, J. G. “Religion, family, and women's employment among Muslim and Christian Arab Americans.” Religion, Families, and Health: Population-Based Research in the United States, 2010, pp. 206–25.

Read, Jen nan G., and Bridget K. Gorman. “Gender and Health Revisited.” The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, & Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, 2010.

Read, Jen nan G. “The Diversity of the New Immigrant Religious Populations.” Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times, edited by Steven Burgard, Kendall/Hunt, 2010, pp. 101–17.

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, edited by Stephanie Platz, Russell Sage Foundation, 2008.

Read, J. “To Veil or Not to Veil: A Case Study of Identity Negotiation among Muslim Women Living in Austin, Texas.” Gender Through the Prism of Difference, edited by Maxine Baca Zinn et al., Oxford University Press, 2008.


Read, J. G., et al. “Disparities in functional disability among Arab Americans by nativity, immigrant arrival cohort, and country of birth.” Ssm  Population Health, vol. 7, Apr. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.100325. Full Text Open Access Copy

Read, Jen’nan Ghazal, and Paige Borelli Smith. “Gender and national origin differences in healthcare utilization among U.S. Immigrants from Mexico, China, and India..” Ethnicity & Health, vol. 23, no. 8, Nov. 2018, pp. 867–83. Epmc, doi:10.1080/13557858.2017.1297776. Full Text

Eagle, D., et al. “Household Charitable Giving at the Intersection of Gender, Marital Status, and Religion.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 185–205. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0899764017734650. Full Text Open Access Copy

Read, J. G., et al. “Gender and the Mental–Physical Health Connection Among U.S. Adults.” Sociological Forum, vol. 31, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 1104–25. Scopus, doi:10.1111/socf.12298. Full Text

Reynolds, Megan M., et al. “Region of origin diversity in immigrant health: Moving beyond the Mexican case..” Social Science & Medicine (1982), vol. 166, Oct. 2016, pp. 102–09. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.018. Full Text

Hussain, S., and J. G. Read. “Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion.” Social Compass, vol. 62, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 556–69. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0037768615602149. Full Text

Varughese, Shinu, et al. “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, vol. 22, no. 5, Oct. 2015, pp. 316–20. Epmc, doi:10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000285. Full Text

Read, J. G. “Gender, religious identity, and civic engagement among Arab muslims in the United States.” Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review, vol. 76, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 30–48. Scopus, doi:10.1093/socrel/sru042. Full Text

Read, J. G., et al. “Determinants of non-urgent Emergency Department attendance among females in Qatar.” Qatar Medical Journal, vol. 2014, no. 2, Jan. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.5339/qmj.2014.16. Full Text

Read, J. G. “In search of sociological congruence.” Social Currents, vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 44–50. Scopus, doi:10.1177/2329496513510901. Full Text


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, Nov. 2008.

Read, J. “U.S. Muslims could Swing the Vote.” Philadelphia Inquirer, Raleigh News & Obsever, and Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Oct. 2008.