"There is a deep-seated stigmatization of Muslims in the U.S. today. Forever Suspect offers a portrait of this stigmatization and also offers a framework for understanding its character. Selod's work is a fine addition to the sociology of race and ethnicity, immigration, and the Muslim American experience."
--Nazli Kibria, author of Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora
"This is the book we’ve been waiting for. Scholars of Muslim Americans have long needed a rigorous study of how Muslims get racialized during the War on Terror. Saher Selod has not only provided us with the answers we were seeking but importantly shows how this racialization is both profoundly gendered and deeply institutionalized into today’s surveillance state. A necessary book for our time."
--Moustafa Bayoumi, author of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror
--Chronicle of Higher Education
"Well researched and to provide a rich account of the experiences of two communities of Muslim Americans after September 11 without being too generalizing or overreaching."
--American Journal of Sociology
"Saher Selod makes a major contribution to conversations around anti-Muslim sentiment by focusing on the way gender impacts not only how Muslims are profiled and policed, but also how Muslims’ response to surveillance is gendered. She provides a clear, well-organized, and nuanced account of Arab and South Asian Muslims’ unstable relationship with power, privilege, and citizenship in the United States post-9/11. Selod’s work forces scholars and activists to move past a one-size-fits-all approach to dismantling anti-Muslim racism, instead recognizing the importance of intersectionality."
"Selod skillfully blends decades of survey data with recent ethnographic research, drawing on personal interviews she conducted with family members and interview subjects in the metropolitan areas of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. Selod carefully lays out the political and economic context of the US 'war on terror' and provides useful historical perspective on the status and experience of Arab and South Asian immigrants within the US, prior to and after September 2001. Selod does a particularly astute job of illuminating the rhetorical processes by which Muslim men and women have been constructed as threatening and/or threatened bodies."