Dr. Abdie Kazemipur, University of Calgary

Dr. Abdie Kazemipur is Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, and the Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary. He is also a National Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. Prior to joining the U of C, he was the University Scholar in Social Sciences at the University of Lethbridge and held the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Culture Change and Immigration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also been the founding academic director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres at Lethbridge and Memorial universities. He is currently working on the manuscript for his 9th book, tentatively titled Sacred as Secular: Secularization under Theocracy in Iran. He writes in both English and Persian. Commentaries on his works have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, la Presse, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Lethbridge Herald, and Metro Star Calgary newspapers.

Professor Kazemipur’s research is on the socio-economic experiences of immigrants in Canada, and the socio-cultural developments in the Middle East. His work has been continuously funded by SSHRC, including through a recently awarded Partnership Grant (2017-22) – titled Children and Youth Refugee Research Coalition – on which he is one of 13 co-investigators. His contributions have been recognized through the 2015 John Porter Award by Canadian Sociological Association (for his book, The Muslim Question in Canada), and the 2018 Researcher Award by Canadian National Metropolis (for his contributions to immigration research in Canada).


Research Interests: Economic Integration; Social and Cultural Integration; Political and Civic Integration; Sociology; Multiculturalism; Cultural Diversity; Ethnicity; International Migration; Immigration; Muslim Society & Culture; Muslim Minorities; Social Ttrends in Canada;, with a heavy focus on the experiences of minorities and immigrants; and the Ssocio-cultural Ttrends in the Middle East; Iran.

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