School of Social and Political Science

Morteza Hashemi

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Honorary Fellow

Morteza Hashemi

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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PhD in sociology
The University of Warwick

2020- present: Covid-19 digital platform developer, and Honorary Fellow
2017-2020: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Writing Awards
Winner of the Farabi International Writing Award, 2017
Shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best single-authored monograph, 2017


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)

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)

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)

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

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.

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)

Hashemi, 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).

 Project 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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Research interests

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

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