The Iranian diaspora in Sydney: migration experience of recent Iranian immigrants

Tiffany Amber Tenty, Christopher Houston

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Recent research has found that discrimination against Islam and Muslims is deeply rooted in Australia. This report explores whether or how recent Iranian migrants have experienced racism, discrimination, or Islamaphobia in Sydney. These questions are explored by focusing on their experiences and issues regarding their making of new lives in Australia. This article suggests that recent Iranian migrants are experiencing far less discrimination than other Muslim diasporas in Sydney. Concluding that despite recent reports by some researchers grouping various Muslim populations together as regards Islamaphobia, there is a necessity for investigating discrimination, stereotyping, and Islamaphobia against particular diasporas to determine the needs of the Muslim population at large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-640
Number of pages16
JournalIranian Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013


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