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Morteza Hashemi

Morteza Hashemi
Dr Morteza Hashemi
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Social theory, Sociology of knowledge and science, Sociology of Technology, anthropology of science, Religion Studies, transhumanism, Immigration, Anthropology of Religion, postsecularism

My research projects are focused on post-secularism and technology. I have explained my understanding of post-secularism in my first book, Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age (Palgrave, 2017), and in my current research project I am extending the core argument of the book. My Leverhulme funded project at the University of Edinburgh investigates 
strategies for post-secular integration, through civic engagement, among British Shia immigrants. It particularly investigates the possibility of using blood donation as a policy tool for integration of immigrants into broader society. 


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

Peer-Reviewed PapersMortezaHASHEmiS
___________. (2016). A post-secular reading of public sociology. Social Compass, 63(4), pp.461-477. (online version)

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

Book ChapterReligionMigration
___________. (forthcoming). What Does It Mean to be a Progressive Intellectual after the Refugee Crisis in Europe? A Dialogue with Tariq Ramadan, In Charting a Crisis: The Role of Religion in the European Refugee Crisis, Edited by: Ulrich Schmiedel, New York: Palgrave.

Teaching & Mentorship Experiences

1. Coventry University (UK)

2014- 2016: Temporary Lecturer (grade 8), Faculty of Arts and Humanities

2. The University of Warwick (UK)

2012- 2016: Seminar Tutor, Sociology Department

3. Ritsumeikan University (Japan)

2012-2014: Distance (online) mentor of a MA student in sociology

Research Projects & Other Work Experiences

1. Principal Investigator

2016- 17: Principal Investigator at Urban Research and Planning Center, Tehran Municipality (Iran).

Project title: Conceptual study of citizen-gamers: the case of Pokémon Go players.

2. Research Assistant & Research Fellow

2017: Visiting Research Fellow at the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick.

2012: Research assistant in the Work Package 4 of MY PLACE project funded by Manchester Metropolitan University.