- 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)
___________. (2016). A post-secular reading of public sociology. Social Compass, 63(4), pp.461-477. (online version)
___________. (2016). A new typology of modern atheisms: pilgrim atheism versus tourist atheism. Culture and Religion, 17 (1), 56-72.
___________. (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.