Abdie Kazemipur is professor of sociology at University of Lethbridge. He conducts research in the two broad areas of immigrant integration in Canada and the socio-cultural trends in the Middle East. Among many awards he has received are numerous research grants from SSHRC, as well as the Stephen Jarislowsky Research Chair at Memorial University. Abdie is the author of six books, with his seventh — a UBC Press publication on the integration of Muslim immigrants in Canada — expected to be out by early 2014. He is currently working on another book manuscript on religious developments in Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, which has a signed contract with Wilfred-Laurier University Press.
Research Interests: Social trends in Canada, with a heavy focus on the experiences of minorities and immigrants; and the socio-cultural trends in the Middle East, with a special focus on Iran.