Seyed Javad Miri Meynagh

    

Resume

 

 

Seyed Javad Miri Meynagh

University of Bristol

Department of Sociology

9 Woodland Road

BS8 1TB

Bristol

England

Tel: (0117) 9287789

Fax: (0117) 9546609

 

 

 

Research Associate

 

  1. Since October 2009 I have become a Research Associate at the Center for Critical Research on Religion in USA in Collaboration with Professor Warren S. Goldstein at Harvard University. You may access the site at

http://www.criticaltheoryofreligion.org/miri.htm

 

                     

 

Teaching Experience

2015- Onwards I have been teaching at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies in the fields of Sociology of Religion and Social Theory

2012- 2014 Visiting Professor at the University of Religions and Denominations of Qom, Iran

2008 -   Visiting Scholar at Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran-Iran

2007- 2012   Visiting Professor at Sharif University at Department of Philosophy of Science, Tehran-Iran

2006       Visiting Professor at Chita State University at Department of Sociology and American   Studies in Siberia-Russia

2005-2006       Foreign Experts at Harbin University where I taught English and Human Sciences

2005     Associate Professor at Bristol University where I worked at Department of Philosophy   and taught a course on Existential Philosophy.

 

2004     Associate Professor at Hunan University in China where I taught at Department of Human Sciences and my teaching assignment consisted of three courses Philosophy, English Literature and Sociology.

 

2003  Graduate Tutor at Bristol University where I worked at Department of Sociology and I was a tutor for undergraduate social sciences students.

 

 

Taught Courses:  At Bristol University (England), Hunan University (China) and Harbin Engineering University (China), Sharif University (Iran), University of Religions and Denominations of Qom (Iran)

 

Philosophy of Science; Social Theory and Religion; Introductory Sociology; Existentialism; Existentialism in an Intercivilizational Perspective; Strategical Studies: India, Iran and China in the balance of intercivilizational dialogue; Social Theory in Muslim World and Sociology in Iran.  World Religions and Environmental Ethics; China and Russia in the political geography of Iran; Introduction to Religious Studies; Human Sciences and the Geopolitics of the World in the 21st Century; Secularism and Religion

 

 

Field of Research:  Social Theory, Sociological Theory, History of Religions and Philosophy

EDUCATION

 

May 1999-2003     Ph.D., University of Bristol, Department of Sociology

Dissertation: Social Theory: Complementarity and Contradiction in the Muslim and Western Intellectual Traditions.

 

 March 1998      M.A., Department of Religious Studies University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg,

                         Sweden.

Thesis: A Comparative Study on the Art of Interpretation in Islam and Modern Western Philosophy. Advised by Gudmar Aneer.

 

October 1996       B.A., Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, Faculty of Humanities.

 

LANGUAGES

 

Primary Languages       English, Swedish, Arabic, Azeri, Persian, Modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish.

 

Secondary Languages   Norwegian, Danish, Spanish (Work in progress), Russian (Work in progress) and (Spoken) Chinese (work in progress)

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH

 

I. Articles

 

  1. “The existential relevance of religious thought in modern social theory’’ Sufi Illuminations A Journal Devoted to the Study of Islam and Sufism, vol. 3, no. 1, spring 2002.
  2. ‘’Politics and Peace in Classical Philosophy’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 3, Issue, 11, 2002.
  3. ‘’What’s Plato’s Legacy?’’ Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 3, Issue, 12, 2002.
  4. ‘’Existentiality and Mythicality: A modern dilemma?’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 3, Issue, 12, 2002.
  5. ‘’Nostalgia and the awakening of the soul’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 3, Issue, 11, 2002.
  6. ‘’The philosophical problem of evil: Some reflections’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 3, Issue, 10, 2002.
  7. ‘’Social Theory Revisited: Runciman and Classical Philosophy’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 13, 2003.
  8. ‘’What Is the Examined Life?’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 14, 2003.
  9. ‘’Religious Symbolism and its Existential Significance: The Case of the Cross’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 14, 2003.
  10. ‘’The Centrality of the Classics Revisited’’, Salford Papers in Sociology, No. 33, Feb. 2003, 186-201.
  11. ‘’George Steiner, Lord Acton, and Anthony Giddens On The Conditions for the Emergence of Modern Sociology’’, Sincronia (A Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences), 2003, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Universidad de Guadalajara. 
  12. ‘’Satori, Enlightenment and ‘Irfan: A Reflection on the Question of Individual Realization’’, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Volume 4. Number 2. June 2003.
  13. ‘’Existentialism and Classical Philosophy’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 13, 2003.
  14. ‘’Existentialism and Classical Philosophy’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 13, 2003.
  15. ‘’Classical Philosophy and Runciman’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue, 13, 2003.
  16. ''Enlightenment and Social Theory Revisited'', Sincronia (A Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences), 2003, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Universidad de Guadalajara.
  17. ‘’Sacred and Secular in the Light of Transcendental Philosophy: Four Modern Discourses and Transcendentalism’’, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Volume 4. Number 3. June 2003, London Institute of Iranian Studies.
  18. ‘’What is Sociology? A Classical Review: The Ontology of Modern Cosmogony’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue 15, 2003.
  19. ‘’Philosophy of Religion: Some Reflections’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue 15, 2003.
  20. ‘’Metasociology: What kind of breed is metatheory?’’ Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue 16, 2003.
  21. ‘’Foucault in an intercivilizational perspective’’, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 4, Issue 16, 2003.  
  22. Metasociology: Metatheorizing in Social Sciences and Philosophy of Social Sciences, Philosophy Journal of the Examined Life, Vol. 5, Issue 18, 2004.
  23. ‘’Existentialism in Sociology and Jasperian Philosophy: An Intercivilizational Perspective’’, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Volume 4. Number 2. June 2004.
  24. ‘’Intelligence and Religious Thinking: A critical reflection’’, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Volume 4. Number 2. June 2004.
  25. ‘’Karl Jaspers on Freedom: The anchorage of freedom as an essential guarantee for democratic government ’’ Phenomenology: East and West, July 2006.
  26. ‘’Allama M. T. Jafari on Conscience: Vijdan the core element of human self’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, September 2006.
  27. ‘’Jaspers and Paradigmatic Personalities: Jaspers on Mohammad’s personality and the resulting dilemmas for debates on Islam in West’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, April 2006.
  28. ‘’Joseph De Maistre as a prototype of European Religious Intellectual Tradition’’ Phenomenology: East and West, July 2006.
  29. ‘’The Civilizational Element of Iranian Spirit in Europe and China’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, September 2006.
  30. ‘’The constitutive elements of sociological framework’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, April 2006.
  31. ‘’Pascal and Social Theory: The Question of Existence Revisited’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  32. ‘’Kant and Social Theory: The metaphysics of religion revisited’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  33. ‘’Hegel and Social Theory: Geist and God within Hegelian Philosophy’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  34. ‘’Feuerbach and Social Theory: The anthropology of Man revisited’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  35. ‘’Kirkegaard and Social Theory: Existentialism and Religion’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  36. ‘’Nietzsche and Social Theory: Values and the death of God’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  37. ‘’Heidegger and Social Theory: Dasein and Modes of Beings’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  38. ‘’Jaspers and Social Theory: Reason, Choice and Religion’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  39. ‘’Sartre and Existentialism’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  40. ‘’Tillich: The Architect of Faith’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006. Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  41. ‘’Camus and Existentialism: Reflections on Choice and Human Existence’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  42. ‘’Dostoevsky and Social Theory: Religion and Human Life’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, September 2006.
  43. ‘’Phiroz Mehta: Religion as a roadmap for the religious life’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, September 2006.
  44. ‘’Existential Philosophy in the Thought of Vladimir Solovyov’’ London Academy of Iranian Studies, November 2006.
  45. ‘’Some Reflections on Pan-Islamism’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, Feb. 2006.
  46. ‘’ Extremism and Islam: Is There Any Link?’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, March 2006.
  47. ‘’Prophet Muhammad: The Gentle Voice of Beauty’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, March 2006.
  48. ‘’Denominations as windows to civilization in the eyes of Imam Musa Sadr’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, March 2006.
  49. ‘’Imperialism from Without and Despotism from Within: A glance at the Question of Polity in Contemporary Islam’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, April 2006.
  50. ‘’Alienation and Muslim Intellectuals in Western Academia’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, May 2006.
  51. ‘’Anthony Giddens: Social Philosophy and Critical Muslim Perspective’’ Journal of Studies in Islam and the Middle East, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006.
  52. ‘’Reflections on the significance of Taleghani’s Social Theory’’, London Academy of Iranian Studies, September 2006.
  53. ‘’The Need for Intimacy in the Prism of Tradition’’, Journal of Vincit Omnia Veritas, 111, 1, January 2007.
  54. ‘’Compassion is the core of Liberty: Another perspective on Multiculturalism’’, Journal of Vincit Omnia Veritas,        June 2007.
  55. ‘’Ku Hung-Ming and the Feminine Ideal’’, Journal of Vincit Omnia Veritas,       June 2007.
  56. ''Science and Religion in the Thought of Imam Musa Sadr'', Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 9, Dec. 2008.
  57. "Sociological Relevance of Primordial School of Social Theory'', Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 9, Dec. 2008.
  58. ''Environmental Crisis in the Balance of Sacred Paradigm'', Journal of Islamic Perspective, No. 1, 2008.
  59. ''Relocating Sadrian Perspective'', Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 10, Dec. 2009.
  60. ''Sociological Relevance of Primordial School of Social Theory: Muttahari and Beheshti in the Balance of Sociological Theory'', Journal of Islamic Perspective, No. 2, 2009.
  61. ''Religionsgeschichte and Sadrian Paradigm; Consecrative Power and Discriminative Ability'', Journal of Islamic Perspective, No. 3, 2010.
  62. ''Rereading Fromm's Conditions of the Human Situation'', Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 11, Dec. 2010.
  63. '' Religion and Social Theory in the Frommesque Discourse'', Journal of Islamic Perspective, No. 4, 2010.
  64. ''Weltanschauung and Anthropo-Logy in the Frommesque Discourse'', Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 5, 2011.
  65. “The Geopolitics of Crisis in Central Asia and Caucasia: An Iranian Perspective” Just Peace and Diplomacy Journal, No. 4, 2011.
  66. ‘’Some Reflections upon Islamophobia as the Totally Other’’, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 12, Dec. 2011.
  67. ‘’Revisiting the Chechen Crisis through an Iranian Prism: Historical and Strategical Considerations’’, Just, Peace and Diplomacy Journal, No. 5, 2011.
  68. ‘’Revisiting the history of Iran: Geopolitics and Geoculture’’, Just peace Diplomacy Journal, No. 6, 2012.
  69. “Erich Fromm and Religion”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Number 7 Vol. 1, 2012.
  70. “The Significance of Caucasia and Central Asia to Iran’s National Security”, Just, Peace and Diplomacy Journal, No. 7, 2012.
  71. “Erich Fromm and Religion”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 7. No. 1, 2012.
  72. “Allama Jafari and Three Kinds of Relationships in Human Society”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2012.
  73. “The Question of Alienation in the Frommesque Perspective”, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vo. 13, Dec. 2012.
  74. “Allama Jafari and the Russellian Eurocentric Project”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 9, Spring: 2013.
  75. “Iran’s new geopolitics in Central Asia and Caucasia”, Just, Peace and Diplomacy Journal, No. 8 Spring, 2013.
  76. “Maxim Gorky and Allama Jafari on Conscience”, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 14, Dec. 2013.
  77. “Allama Jafari and Dostoevsky: Rereading the Russian Literary Legacy in an Alternative Perspective”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 10, Winter: 2013.
  78. “Rereading Genealogies of Sectarian Conflicts of Shiism and Sunnism”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 11, Spring: 2014.
  79. “Containment Policy and the Specter of Nader: Regional issues and global consequences”, Just, Peace and Diplomacy Journal, No. 9, Summer 2014.
  80. “A Sociological Reading of Iranian Experiences of Economic Development”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 12, Winter 2014.
  81. “Farabi and the Invention of Post-Secular Social Theory” Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 15, Dec. 2014.
  82. “Securitization of Islam and Muslims in Western Democracies” Just, Peace Diplomacy Journal, No. 10, Winter 2014.
  83. “Possibilities of Non-Eurocentric forms of Cognitions and Poetic-Philosophy”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 13, Spring 2015.
  84. “Farabian Legacy Revisited: House Mentality versus Field Mentality”. Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 16, Dec. 2015.
  85. “Shiite Studies in Israel: Challenges and Future Strategies for Shiite Geoculture”. Just, Peace Diplomacy Journal, No. 11, Summer 2015.
  86. “The Shiite Dilemma in Malaysia Revisited”. Just, Peace Diplomacy Journal, No. 11, Summer 2015.
  87. “Geopolitics of Shiism and the Emancipative Role of Religion in Fighting with DAESH”. Just, Peace Diplomacy Journal, No. 12, Winter 2015.
  88. “Malcolm X on Violence, Religion and Extremism”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 14, Winter 2015.
  89. “Malcolm X and the Emancipative form of Social Theory”, Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 16, Winter 2016.
  90. "Ibn Khaldun and Social Sciences: A Critical Approach to Seyed Javad Tabatabai's Narrative on Ibn Khaldun", Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 17, Spring 2017.
  91. "Revisiting the Indian Vedic Tradition: A Shariatian Approach", Journal of Islamic Perspective, Vol. 17, Winter 2017.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PERSIAN

 

 

  1. "نگاهی انتقادی از منظر جامعه شناسی تاریخی به مقوله شرقشناسی: مطالعه موردی آثار و فعالیتهای سیاسی رابرت چارلز زاینر" جامعه پژوهی فرهنگی، سال هفتم، شماره چهارم، زمستان 1395 صص 1-21.
  2. "تأملّاتی در تعلیم وتربیت، براساس آموزه های (Lehre) هایدگر در هستی و زمان تعلیم وتربیت تیمارخواهانه" غرب شناسی بنیادی مقاله 3، دوره 8، شماره 1 - شماره پیاپی 15، پاییز و زمستان 1396، صص 47-73.

 

II. Publications/Editions

 

 

  1. History of Social Theory in the light of intercivilizational Perspective: Perennial Questions and Modern Answers. Xlibris: USA 2003.
  2. ‘Is it a World-System we live within or a Military World-State? A chapter published in Unveiling The Real Terrorist Mind, Edited by Nadia Batool Ahmad and et. al. in 2002 by Xlibris in USA.
  3. Scientific Thought in the Balance of Religious Reflection. Xlibris: USA, 2003.
  4. Transcendentalism and Other Essays. Xlibris: USA, 2003.
  5. Intercivilizational Social Theory: Complementarity and Contradiction in the Muslim and Western Intellectual Traditions: A comparison between four intellectual discourses of Giddens, Goffman, Iqbal and Shariati. 2007.
  6. Social Theory Deconstructed? Religion between Developmental and Authenticity discourses. Xlibris: USA, 2004.
  7. Social Theory in the Balance of intercivilizational dialogue: A brief anthology of Chinese intellectual thought. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies, United Kingdom, 2006.
  8. Unknown Ku-Hung Ming: Rediscovering the Confucian Intellectual Tradition. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies, United Kingdom, 2006.
  9. Reflections on Sporadic Episodes of Modernity: Particular random issues within metatheory of secular hegemony. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies, United Kingdom, 2006.
  10. Siberian Letters: Reflections on issues in sociology, theology, philosophy and geo-politics. Published by Xlibris: USA, 2007.
  11. Reflections on the philosophy of Imam Musa Sadr. Published by Xlibris: USA, 2007.
  12. Sociological Relevance of Primordial School of Social Theory: Revisiting the sociological relevance of Morteza Muttahari and Seyed M. H. Beheshti. Published by Xlibris: USA, 2009.
  13. Sociological Imagination in Sadrian Paradigm: Probing into issues of religion and humanities. Published by Xlibris: USA, 2009.
  14. Goffman and Giddens in Balance of Intercivilizational Existentialicism. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, 2009.  ed bysodes of ian Studies, November 2006.
  15. Giddens and Structuration Theory. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, 2009.
  16. Reflections on the Social Thought of Allama M. T. Jafari: Rediscovering Sociological Relevance of Primordial School of Social Theory. Published by University Press of America, 2010.
  17. Reflections on Erich Fromm: Probing into issues of Psychoanalysis, Sociology, Philosophy and Religion. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies: London, 2010.
  18. Social Theory, Religion and Critical Discourses: Critical Theory in the Postmodern Globe. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, 2011.
  19. Alternative Sociology: Probing into the Sociological Thought of Allama M. T. Jafari. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2012.
  20. Current Changes in North Caucasia and its impact upon Iranian National Security. Published by Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran: Iran, 2014.
  21. Tatarstan and its importance for Irano-Islamic Civilization. Published by International peace Studies Centre, 2012.
  22. The Global Future of Religion. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2012.
  23. East and West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell: East and West. University Press of America, 2013.
  24. Transcendent Unity of Human Cultures: Allama Jafari and Russian Literary Thinkers. London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2013.
  25. Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the ‘Other’. International Peace Studies Center Press, 2013.
  26. Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari’s Political Thought. University Press of America, 2014.
  27. Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought. Sense Publishers, 2014.
  28. Reflections on Greater Iran: Issues in Geopolitics, Religion and Culture in Caucasia and Transoxania. London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2014.
  29. Beyond Eurocentrism: Probing into Epistemological Endeavors of Allama Jafari. London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2014.
  30. The Logic of Underdevelopment: Muttahari and the Alternative Sociology. London Academy of Iranian Studies Press, 2015.
  31. Reimagining Malcolm X: Street Thinker versus Academic Thinker. University Press of America, 2015.
  32. Pushkin and Sheikhul Islam of Derbent: An Inquiry into Russo-Iranian Relationships in the Context of Neo-Eurasian Geopolitics. Tehran: Published by Jameshenasan House, 2015.
  33. China and Russia in the Political Geography of Iran: An Anthropological Perspective. Tehran: Published by Jameshenasan House, 2015.
  34. Parallel Narratives in Human Sciences. Tehran: Published by Jameshenasan House, 2015.
  35. From Arkady Nestrovich Hannibal to Ali Hannibal: Revisiting the question of human sciences in Iran. A chapter in Arj-E-Varjavand: Essays on the Archaeology, History & Culture of Iran. Edited by Shahin Aryamanesh. Tehran: Sherkat Sahami Enteshar, 2015.
  36. Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Published by Brill, 2016.
  37. Shariati and Heidegger. Tehran: Naghd Farhang, 2016.
  38. A sociological Reflection on Wahhabism: Revisiting the Future Relationship of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Tehran: Naghd Farhang, 2016.
  39. Shariati and the Future of Human Sciences. Published by Brill, 2017. 

 

III. Book Reviews

 

  1. Syed Naquib al-Attas. Prolegomena To The Metaphysics of Islam, Journal of Transcendent Philosophy and Mysticism, Volume 4. Number 2. June 2003.

 

  1. Jean-Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard, The Monk and The Philosopher: East Meets West in a Father-Son Dialogue, Journal of Buddhist Ethics (January-March, 2002), pp. 23-25.

 

  1. Toggia Pietro, Pat Laudedale, and Abebe Zegeye, Crisis and Terror in the Horn of Africa: Autopsy of Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom, Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 7, No 2 (Fall 2001), pp. 310-312.

 

  1. Michael Maher, Jr., Being Gay and Lesbian in a Catholic High School: Beyond the uniform. Catholic Books Review, Summer, 2003.

 

  1. Christian Smith, The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life. Catholic Books Review, Winter, 2003.

 

  1. Bernard Spilka, Ralph W. Hood, Jr., B. Hunsberger, and R. Gorsuch, The Psychology of Religion. Catholic Books Review, Spring, 2004.

 

  1. Papesh L. Michael, Clerical Culture: Contradiction and Transformation. Catholic Books Review, Summer, 2004.

 

 

IV. CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS and ROUNDTABLES

 

1.  “Translation and Classicality: The Relevance of Muslim Intellectual Tradition, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, October 25-27, 2001, Dearborn, USA.

 

2.  “Classicality, Tolstoy, and Anarchism: Echoes of Anarchists within the Mainstream Sociological Tradition”, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Toronto, May 29 to June 1, 2002, Canada.

 

3.  “Foucault in an inter-civilizational perspective”, Social Research in a Brave New World, 5th June, 2002,University of Nottingham, UK.

 

4.  “The Concept of Philosophy of Science Re-visited”, Conference on the Contributions of Arabs and Muslims to the Natural Sciences and Technology, September 9-13, 2002, Faculty of Science and Department of Physics, Yarmoul University, Jrodan.

 

5.  “Social Theory and the Relevance of Hume’s Devastating Hypothesis on Religion” at the 64th annual meeting of the association in Chicago, 15-17 August, 2002, USA.

 

6.  “Alienation and Muslim Intellectuals in Western Academia: Some Reflections”, International Sociological Congress in Brisbane, 7-13 July, 2002, Australia.

 

7.  “The Civilizational Problematique in Alvin Gouldner’s Sociology”, Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilization Conference, Sponsored by the Oriental Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, July 4-6, 2002, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

8.  ‘’Constitutive elements of sociological framework: A battle between secular social thought and religious social thought’’, Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, June 11-15, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

 

9.  ‘’Ethicality and Civility: Some Reflections’’, GSA 2nd Annual Conference on Global Ethics and Civil Society, 22-24 July 2002, Roehampton University of Surrey, UK.

 

 

10.      ‘’Globalization and Religion: Some Reflections’’, International Conference on Globalization and National Identity sponsored by University of West Hungary, Faculty of Economic Sciences, 10-13 April, 2002, Hungary.

 

11.      ‘’Violence, Radicality and Classicality’, International Conference on Crime and Social Control in Cracow, 31 August, 2002, Poland.

 

12.      ‘’Islamic Vision for the Next Millennium: Some Reflections’’, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, 31th Annual Conference at American University, Washington DC, October 25-27, USA.

 

13.      ‘’Existentialism in Sociology and Jasperian Philosophy: An intercivilizational perspective’, Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, June 12-15, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

 

14.      ‘’Modern vs. post-modern Historiography’’ The International European Social Science History Conference 27th Feb. 1st March, 2002, Holland.

 

15.      ‘’Social Philosophy of Giddens: An Islamic Critique’’, 9th International Conference in Manchester, April 19-24, 2003, Manchester, UK.

 

  1. ‘’Anarchist Philosophy and Social Sciences’, 8th International Conference in Manchester, April 19-24, 2003, Manchester, UK. 
  2. ''Sadr on Multiculturalism, Pluralism and Interreligious Dialog'', A Paper presented at Sofia University in Nov. 2009.
  3.  ‘’Some Reflections upon Islamophobia as the Totally Other’’, International Conference at Federal University of Kazan, Nov. 1-4 in 2011, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation.
  4.  “Meta-Theoretical Issues within Secular Philosophy of Science: A Transcendental Perspective”, International Conference of Comparative Philosophy on the question of Philosophy and Science in the Cultures of East and West held by the Academy of Science in Moscow, Russia, from 22nd to 25th of May 2012.
  5.  “Allama Jafari and Three Kinds of Relationships in Human Society” The 2nd International Conference on Social Thought in the Middle East and North Africa held at Yildiz University, Istanbul-Turkey June 26-28, 2012.
  6. “Erich Fromm and Religion” The Second ISA (International Sociological Association) Forum of Sociology (Social Justice and Democratization) in the Panel on Religious pluralism and struggle for justice in secular democracies held in Buenos Aires - Argentina August 1-4, 2012.
  7. “Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the Other” VIII congress of Russian orientalists, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan in Russian Federation, September 25-28, 2012.
  8. “Sociology and Human Rights” A Paper Presented at the Head-Office of Commission for Islamic Human Rights on the Global Day for Human Rights in Tehran, Iran, Dec. 10, 2012.
  9. “Global Future of Religion: A Jafarian Reading of the Russellian Eurocentric Project” International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Tehran, Iran, 23-24 December, 2012.
  10. “Change in the Middle East: Between Democratization and Civil War” Roundtable in Morocco Nov. 2012 in Rabat.
  11. “Iran and Turkey: Bitter Friends and Bosom Rivals” Roundtable on Iran and Regional Security in Istanbul 13-14 April 2013.
  12. “Allama Jafari’s Reading of Leo Tolstoy: a Hekmatic Venture” Paper presented on the international conference on Humanities and Knowledge, at The Russian People’s Friendship University, Moscow on April 25-26 2013.  
  13. “Shiite and Sunnite Strategies of Configuring Religion, Reason and Love” Keynote Paper presented at World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations in Rhodes/Greece on 2-6 October 2013.
  14.  “Reflections on Religion, Peace and Politics” Paper presented on the International scientific conference Islamic Movements and Formation of Islamic Ideologies in the Information Age in Kazan/Russia 13-17 November 2013.
  15.  “Eurocentrism and the Question of the Safavid Order: An alternative perspective” Paper presented on the First International Conference on Sheikh Safi al-Deen Ardabili in Tehran-Iran on January 6th  2014.
  16. “Beyond Eurocentrism: Probing into Epistemological Endeavors of Allama Jafari” Paper presented on the international workshop on Critical Approaches in Social Sciences in Konya/Turkey in January 25-26 2014.
  17. “Allama Jafari and Undisciplinary Epistemology” Paper presented at the seminar in Qom entitled as Muslim Social Thought: Possibilities and Challenges, 14th March 2014 at ESRA Center.
  18. “Iran and America: Bitter Friends or Bosom Enemies” Paper presented at Imam Sadegh University in Tehran, Iran March 2014. 
  19. “Immanuel Wallerstein and Global Social Theory” Paper presented at Tehran University in the Seminar held on the honor of Professor Wallerstein for his first visit to Iran in collaboration with Iranian Sociological Association in 29th Feb 2014, Iran.
  20. “A Sociological Reading of Iranian Experiences of Economic Development” Paper presented at the 2nd Korea-Iran Forum entitled as New Prospects for Economic and Cultural Cooperation between Korea and Iran at Iranology Foundation in Cooperation with the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies on 22nd and 23rd April 2014, Tehran, Iran.
  21.  “Sectarianism and its Intellectual Roots” Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Muslim World; Minorities in the Muslim World, held at Marmara University in Istanbul-Turkey between 26-30, 2014.
  22.  “Farabi and The Invention of Post-Secular Social Theory” Paper presented at the International Conference on Philosophy in Contemporary World organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Islamic Culture Research Foundation in Moscow on November 11, 2014.
  23.  “Reflecting on Imam Hussain in English Poetry: Universal and Particular dimensions of the Shiite culture”  Paper presented at the International Congress on Literature related to Ashura in the World Literature; Organized by the department of Language and Literature at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran; On December 14, 2014.
  24.  “Possibilities of Non-Eurocentric Forms of Cognitions and Poetic-Philosophy” Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Social Thought and Theory in the MENA Region: Comparative Methods in Studying Religion and Society, which was held at the American University of Beirut on 25th-26th April 2015.
  25.  “Alternative Re-appropriation of Malcolm X: Field strategies as novel modes of uneurocenterizing social theory” Paper presented at the International Conference organized by National University of Singapore and the University of Nottingham on Orientalism Revisited: Beyond the Politics of East and West; 23-24 May 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  26. “Farabian Legacy Revisited: House Mentality versus Field Mentality” Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference on Tradition and Innovation in the Global Dialogue of Cultures organized by International Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (Washington DC) and International University of Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), July 26-29, 2015.
  27. “Novel Strategies of Interpretation: Revisiting the Question of Irrelevance of Malcolm X” Paper presented at the International Conference on “New Political Science,” and a special Philosophy Colloquium, held at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the University of Havana from November 17 to November 20, 2015.
  28.  “Ali Shariati’s Critique of Durkheim’s Sociology of Religion” Paper presented at the International Seminar on Shariati and the Future of Human Sciences, held at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran-Iran; December 14, 2015.
  29.  “Discipline and Epistemology: Revisiting Clerkish Mentalité in Human Sciences” Paper presented at the First International Conference on Need for Dialogue in Human Sciences: Interdisciplinary Studies, held at Kharazmi University, Tehran-Iran; December 16-17, 2015.
  30.  “The Question of Hospitality in Sufism: A Glance at Abolhassan Kharaqani’s Conception of the Other” Paper presented at the International Conference on Religion, The Sacred and Hospitality at the Faculty of  Roman Catholic Theological Seminary at the University of Bucharest, Romania, March 4-6, 2016.
  31.  “The Role Clerics in Iranian Politics” Paper presented at the Workshop on Iran’s Politics and Foreign Policy organized by the Chatham House Middles East and North Africa Programme (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in collaboration with Qatar University’s Center for Gulf Studies in Doha, March 13-15, 2016.
  32.  “From Arkady Nestrovic Hannibal to Ali Hannibal: A glance at the human sciences’ position in Iran”. Paper presented at the Forum on Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism in the Contemporary World at Allameh Tabatabei’s University in Tehran on May 29, 2016.
  33.  “Revisiting the Question of Roots of Violence in the Islamicate World”. Paper presented at the International Conference on Religion and Politics: The changing landscape of SEA and West Asia on 14th-15th January 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  34.  “Malcolm X: Religion and the Question of Hermeneutics”. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on the Need for Dialogue: Globalizing Humanities and Social Sciences on April 26-27, 2017 in Tehran, Iran.
  35.  “Sufism and Intercultural Dialogue in the New Eurasia”. Paper presented at the International Seminar on Muslim Social Thought held in Tehran at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies in cooperation with National University of Singapore and Iranian Sociological Association on April 29, 2017 in Tehran, Iran.
  36.  "Religion in contemporary Iranian society: Reflections upon the distinction between the secular and the Urf". Paper presented at the International Seminar on Revolution and Transformation of ideas in the History of Islam held in Moscow at the Academy of Russian Science and Philosophy in cooperation with the Islamic Foundation of Moscow on October 5 & 6, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

 

Chapter in a Book

 

1. The Safavid Order: A Sociological Perspective; in Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili in the Mirror of Sufism, Art and Politics. Edited by Seyed Salman Safavi. Published by London Academy of Iranian Studies, 2015.

2. Some Ideas on the Question of Election in Iran; in Essays on Iran at the Threshold of Election. Edited by the Social Council of the State. Published by the Institute of Culture, Art and Communication, Tehran: 2016.

3. Rereading Zarif’s Project: Peace Diplomacy and New Possibilities in the 21st Century; in Essays on Iran after the Grand Deal. Edited by the Social Council of the State. Published by the Institute of Culture, Art and Communication, Tehran: 2016.

4. Pelasco and the Question of Unknownability; in Essays on Pelasco. Edited by M. R. Javadi Yeganeh. Published by the Institute of Culture, Art and Communication, Tehran: 2017.

5. Revisiting Shariati Probing into Issues of Society and Religion; in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity. Edited by Lutfi Sunar. Published by Oxford University Press, 2017.

 

AWARDS

 

In 1995, I got a three-year scholarship by the Swedish Board of Study. I finished both my undergraduate and post-graduate studies from 1995-1998. In 1998, I was awarded a year scholarship by the same Board in order to come to Bristol as a guest student. In summer 1998, I came to Bristol at the department of sociology as a guest student via my University in Gothenburg (Institutionen för Samhällesvetenskaperna).

In 1999, I got another scholarship from the Swedish Board of Study in doing my doctoral studies. Between the years of 1999 to 2002, I worked on my doctoral thesis at the University of Bristol in England under the supervisions of Professor Gregor McLennan and Dr. Rohit Barot. I defended my dissertation at sociology department before Dr. David Shankland (internal examiner) and Bobby Said (external examiner) successfully with distinction. Since then I have been on a global tour of teaching and research in various countries around the world such as Malaysia, China, Russia, and Iran and so on and so forth.

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATIONS

 

1.  Association for the Sociology of Religion in USA

2.  International Movement for a Just World in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3.   Founding editor of Islamic Perspective

4.  Member of editorial board of Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies at Portland State University (http://www.pdx.edu/sociologyofislam/editorial-board)

5.  Member of Editorial Board of interdisciplinary journal of Critical Research on Religion, Organized by Harvard University and Published by Sage Publication

 

 

Interest

 

Sport, Traveling,

 

 

 References

 

Professor Gudmar Aneer (gudmar.aneer@religion.gu.se)

Professor M. Naughton (M.Naughton@bristol.ac.uk)       

Professor Liu Zhengguang (bwzgliu@yahoo.com.cn)

Professor WinstonZhang (zhwinston@lingchina.org)