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Morteza Hashemi

Morteza Hashemi
Dr Morteza Hashemi
Honorary Fellow
Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Global Social Theory, Decoloniality, Sociology of Immigration, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Technology, Intersection of Religion and Technology, Race and Identity, Social Integration in Britain, Ethnography, Fortress Europe, Neo-Khaldunian Social Theory, Blood and Organ Donation, Grassroots Movements, Medical Sociology, Philanthropy


PhD in sociology
The University of Warwick

2020- present: Covid-19 digital platform developer, and Honorary Fellow

2017-2020: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow


Cotter, R. C & Hashemi, M. (forthcoming), Religion and Non-religion in Fortress Europe: Perspectives on Belief, Migration, and Identity in a time of Polarized Politics, London: Bloomsbury.


Hashemi, M, (2017). Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Palgrave Website)

  • Winner of the Farabi International Award 2018 
  • Shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2018 

Hashemi Identities Social policy Journal Articles
Hashemi, M. (2020). Could we use blood donation campaigns as social policy tools?, Identites: global studies in culture and power, 
                   DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2020.1856538. (online version)

Morteza Hashemi Edinburgh

Hashemi, M. (2020). Andrew’s White Cross, Hussain’s Red Blood: Being Scottish Shia in Brexit’s No-Man’s-Land, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 10(2), 351-355. (online version)

Morteza Hashemi Postdigital

Reader, J., Jandrić, P., Hashemi, M. et al. (2020). Postdigital Relationships between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Postdigital Science and Education,

Morteza Hashemii

Hashemi, M. (2019). Bedouins of Silicon Valley: a neo-Khaldunian approach to sociology of technology, The Sociological Review,  Vol. 67(3) 536–55. (Online version)


Hashemi, M. (2016). A post-secular reading of public sociology. Social Compass, 63(4), pp.461-477. (online version)


Hashemi, M. (2016). A new typology of modern atheisms: pilgrim atheism versus tourist atheism. Culture and Religion, 17 (1), 56-72.

Religion in Refugee Crisis2

Book Chapters

Hashemi, M. (2018). What Does It Mean to be a Progressive Intellectual after the Refugee Crisis in Europe? A Dialogue with Tariq Ramadan, In Schmiedel, U & Smith, G (Eds.) Religion in the European Refugee Crisis, New York: Palgrave. (online version)

HashemiPostTruthHashemi, M & Bagherpour, A. R. (2018). A Theory of Evolution of Religious Knowledge in a Post-Revolutionary Iran: And a New Frontier for Sociology of Knowledge, In Stenmark, M, Fuller, S & Zackariasson, U (Eds.) Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society, New York: Palgrave. (online version)

PokemonGo Project HashemiProject Report

Hashemi, M.  (2018) Conceptual Study for Policy Making about the Citizen-Gamers: the Case of Pokémon Go. Daanesh Shahr. [online] Tehran: Urban Research and Planning Centre, pp.1-47. Available at: [Accessed 19 Jun. 2018] (Language: Persian). 

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