Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fung Global Fellow 2023-24
Office Phone
Louis A. Simpson International Bldg / LAS 149B

Laila Omar is a sociologist with primary research interests in international migration and qualitative methods. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Her thesis, “Times of Uncertainty and Future Projections for Forced Migrants: The Case of Syrian Refugee Mothers and Youths in Canada,” examines the temporal experiences and future projections of Syrian refugee mothers and teenagers after their resettlement in Canada. While at Princeton, she will extend her doctoral research by examining the role of religious identity in the integration process and future projections of recent newcomer youths from the MENA region in North America.