Hajar Yazdiha is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research examines the mechanisms underlying the politics of inclusion and exclusion, particularly why different racial and ethnic groups perceive exclusion and strategize against inequality in particular ways. Her current book project examines the political life of the collective memory of the Civil Rights Movement over three decades as the memory is taken up, remade, and deployed toward competing visions of “who we are” as a people. In other work, she compares American and Western Muslims’ perceptions of societal exclusion, Latino and Muslim coalition-building against criminalization, and immigrant-nativist rival movements.