Heba Gowayed is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University. Her work, which is global and comparative, has examined how low-income people traverse social services, immigration laws, and their associated bureaucracies, while grappling with gender and racial inequalities. Her research spans the subfields of immigration, gender, race, economic sociology and public policy. It also centers the experiences of Arabs and Muslims, racialized minorities underrepresented in academic work.