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CURRICULUM VITAE

Abbas Aghdassi

 

Dept. of History and Civilization of Muslim Societies                                          

Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies                                                                                  

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad                                                                                                        

Mashhad, Iran, 91779-48955                                                                                                                    

 

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POSITION:

              Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, since 2018

              Director of Studies, Center for Foreign Languages, FUM College, Mashhad, Iran, since 2019

 

EDUCATION:

              Ph.D., World Studies (North America), FWS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2017

              Dissertation: Twelver Shias of New York: Ethnicity and Religiosity in a Minority Community

              Visiting Research Scholar, Sociology, The Graduate Center, New York, USA, 2015

              M.A., World Studies (Indian Subcontinent), FWS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2012

              Thesis: Orientalist Representations of the Twelver Shia Minority in India

              B.A., English Language and Literature, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, 2008

 

FIELDS OF INTEREST:

              Ethnic Religiosity, Muslim Minorities, Islamic Studies, Persian Language, Oral Interpretation

 

CURRENT RESEARCH:

              Early Islam in Eastern America              

              Contemporary Islam

              Methods and Methodologies of Islamic Studies

              Academic Persian

              Ethnic Religiosity and Otherization                        
 

CERTIFICATES:

              Jews, Chritians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges, Woolf Institute (distant), 2016

              GRE (Graduate Record Examinations), Genral, ETS, 2011

 

GRANTS:

            Ph.D. Fieldwork Grant, UT International Office, Tehran, Iran, 2014

            Travel Grant, Khoja Studies, World Federation, Paris, France, 2016                      

 

BOOKS:

Aghdassi, A. (Ed.). Perspectives on Academic Persian. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. (forthcoming) (product flyer) (series)

Aghdassi, A. (2020). A Persian Translation of “Shiism in America”. (forthcoming)

Aghdassi, A. (2019). Islam and Muslims in Britain: A Bibliographic Sourcebook (2000-2015) [in Persian]. Qom: Almustafa International Translation and Publication Center. (LINK) (cover)

Aghdassi, A. (2019). Persian Academic Reading (PAR). New York: Routledge. (LINK)

Raesian, G., Morvarid, J. and Aghdassi, A. (2018). Justice and Ethnics in the Contemporary World. Mashhad: Institute of the Islamic Studies in the Humanities. (LINK) (cover)

 

ARTICLES:

Aghdassi, A. (2019). “Muslim Minorities.” In: Early, G. (ed.), Encyclopedia of African American Culture: From Dashikis to Yoruba. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. (forthcoming)

Aghdassi, A. (2019). Culturally Islamic, Islamically Cultural: Ethnographic Observations of a Twelver Shi’a Khoja community. In: I. Akhtar (Ed.), Rāhē Najāt (The Path of Salvation): Religious and Social Dynamics of Mercantile Communities in the Western Indian Ocean, Festschrift for Françoise Mallison (pp. 37-54). Leiden: Brill. (forthcoming)

Aghdassi, A. (2019). “Ethnic Religiosity.” In: Leeming, D.A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Boston: Springer.  https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_200223-1

Aghdassi, A. & Marandi, M. (2018). African American Twelver Shia Community of New York. Sociology of Islam, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1163/22131418-00601002

Aghdassi, A. (2018). Early Muslims in America. Journal of History and Culture, 49(1). https://doi.org/10.22067/jhc.v49i1.65284

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Bibliographic Analysis of (Shia) Muslims Minorities in British Muslim Studies, accepted for the “64th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies,” Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017.

Culturally Islamic, Islamically Cultural: ethnographic observations of a Twelver Shia Khoja community, presented in “The Khoja Studies Conference,” EHESS, Paris, 15-16 December, 2016.

Absence of Self-ethics in Producing Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World?, accepted for “Beyond Social Science History: Knowledge in an Interdisciplinary World,” 41st Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL November 17-20, 2016.

Divergence and Convergence in an Immigrant Community: case of ethnic groups of Shia Muslims of New York City, accepted for “Migrations and Borders in the 21st Century,” University Grenoble Alpes, October 12-14, 2016.

African American Twelver Shia Community of/in New York, presented in the “2nd International Conference in Shi’i Studies,” Islamic College, London (UK), 7-8 May, 2016.

Cultural diversity alongside linguistics diversity; India and the dilemma of keeping (national) identity? Reconsidering India’s English language (teaching) policies for primary level(s) in public sector education, accepted for the “Second international conference of India Studies,” University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, 2011.

Dreams and Nightmares about the West? Revisiting Philipson’s Linguistic Imperialism in the Context of Iranian English Literature and English Teaching Students, presented in “Zeytun Academic Exchange,” University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Principal Investigator, Bibliography of Islamism and Islamic Movements in South and Southeast Asia, RIM, Mashhad, Iran, 2016

Principal Investigator, Bibliography of Islam and Muslims in Britain, RIM, Mashhad, Iran, 2015

Translator, Pseudo-Scholarship on Islam in America, RIM, Mashhad, Iran, 2014

Translator, A Selection of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (vol. I), RIM, Mashhad, Iran, 2013

Principal Investigator, Bibliography of Iranian Studies in English, UT, Tehran, Iran, 2012

                     

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

            Assistant Prof., History and Civilization of Muslim Societies, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, 2018-present

            Director of Studies, Center for Foreign Languages, FUM College, Mashhad, Iran, since 2019

Teaching Fellow, Department of Oral Interpretation, ACECR, Mashhad, Iran, 2012-present

Part-time Researcher, Department of Area Studies, Research Institute of Mashhad, Iran, 2013-2016

Part-time Researcher, Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC), Tehran, Iran, 2012-2014

Short-term Researcher, Center for Diplomacy, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2012

Teaching Fellow, Department of Iranian Studies, University of Tehran, Iran, 2012

Junior Researcher, Bayan-e Hezareh Institute and FUM, Mashhad, Iran, 2006

 


EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

Advisory Board, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, W and S, since 2019

Managing Editor, Nashriye-e Tarikh va Farhang, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, since 2018

Assistant Director, FUM Press, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 2017-2019

Reviewer, Sociology of Islam, Brill, since 2018

Copy Editor, Journal of New Intellectual Research, ISCA, Mashhad, Iran, 2018-present

Copy Editor, Biannual Journal of Social Studies in Tourism, ACECR, Mashhad, Iran, 2017-present

Reviewer, Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies, University of Tehran, Iran, 2017-present

 
 
MEMBERSHIPS:

              JSN (Junior Sociologists Network), ISA, Member, since 2020

              APT (Association for Political Theory), Member, since 2020

            AAR (American Academy of Religion), Member, since 2019

            IWSA (Iranian World Studies Association), Member, since 2015

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

            Oral Interpreter, English into Persian and Persian into English, various occasions, since 2011

            Teacher Trainer, EFL for Young Learners, 2008-2011

Language Instructor, Department of Young Learners, ACECR, Mashhad, Iran, since 2004

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Islamic Studies in the West (B.A.)

Islamology in the West (M.A.)

            The Contemporary Muslim World I

            The Contemporary Muslim World II

            English for the Students of History I

            English for the Students of History II

            English for the Students of History III

            English for the Students of Theology

            World Cultures (ACECR)

            Basics of Politics and Economics (ACECR)

            Seminar in Oral Interpretation (ACECR)

            Oral Interpretation for Culture and Arts (ACECR)

            Oral Interpretation for Politics and Law (ACECR)

            Persian Academic Reading (UT)

            Academic Writing

 

ADMINISTRAION:

            Coordinator, Religious Identities in Public Spaces, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, since 2017

            Assistant Director, Cultural Dialogues Between Iran and India, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, 2018                

International Advisor, ACECR-Khorasan Razavi, Mahhad, Iran, 2017-2018

            Assistant Director, Int’l Conference of Justice and Ethics, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, 2017

Coordinator, Philosophy as a Way of Life, RIM, Mashhad, Iran, 2014

            Coordinator, New Perspectives in Iranian Studies, FWS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2013

            Director of Studies, Besat Language Institute, Mashhad, Iran, 2008-2012    

 

LANGUAGES:

            Persian––mother tongue

            English––fluent

Arabic––fair

            Dari––fair

                       

 

 

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EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

Editorial Board, Journal of British Muslim Studies, London, UK, Since 2020

Advisory Board, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, W and S, since 2019

Managing Editor, Nashriye-e Tarikh va Farhang, FUM, Mashhad, Iran, since 2018

Assistant Director, FUM Press, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 2017-2019

Reviewer, Sociology of Islam, Brill, since 2018

Copy Editor, Journal of New Intellectual Research, ISCA, Mashhad, Iran, 2018-present

Copy Editor, Biannual Journal of Social Studies in Tourism, ACECR, Mashhad, Iran, 2017-present

Reviewer, Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies, University of Tehran, Iran, 2017-present

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