Durana Saydee

Durana Saydee

Research Interests


Durana Saydee is a Master's Student in the Department of Sociology. Her research questions the connection between refugee resettlement, ethnic conflict, identity/boundary formation, and colonial legacies. She graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a B.A. in Sociology with Departmental Honors. Her undergraduate research focused on how Afghan refugees negotiate personal identities and reform group boundaries post-resettlement to the United States. Durana's current research takes this one step further to understand the racial, ethnic, and national identities of second-generation Afghan-Americans.


B.A. Sociology, UCLA 2020