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Sirvan Karimi

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School of Public Policy and Administration

Assistant Professor

Office: 133 MCLaughlin College
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 22782
Email: dalaho@yorku.ca
Attached CV: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/Karimi-CV-revised-2.docx


Dr. Sirvan Karimi has written his doctoral dissertation on Comparative social policy in Canada and Australia. His PhD dissertation is titled; Social Classes, National Settings, and the Welfare State: The Public Pension Systems in Canada and Australia. His research focuses on Canadian politics, public policy, public administration, and public law . In addition to publishing several scholarly articles, he is the sole author of two scholarly books; Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia. Toronto: University of Toronto press, 2017 and The Tragedy of Social Democracy. Winnipeg: Frenwood Publishing, 2015,
He is currently working on research papers related to democratic administration, collective bargaining in Higher Education Settings, the interplay of Charter and Federalism , and Liberalism, Charter and Social Rights.
Dr. Karimi has been teaching courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels since 2007. In addition to teaching at York University, he has also taught courses at Brock and Ryerson Universities. He has been teaching courses along all three streams (Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Law) within the School of Public Policy and Administration curriculum. He has also supervised MRPs for several MA students in the Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program.
Dr. Karimi has been recognized for his teaching efforts with a variety of teaching nominations and awards, including being nominated for the President's University-Wide Teaching Award for 2013-2014 and receiving the Dean's Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Liberal Arts &Professional Studies for 2015-2016.

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Degrees

Ph.D , York University
MA , York University
B.A. Honours , University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Public Administration, Public Law , Social policy

Approach to Teaching


My approach to teaching at the university level is based on a pedagogical approach that promotes the development of critical skills in line with the course curriculum designed to meet the learning goals of students. This student-centred teaching approach puts heavy emphasis on employing effective learning strategies to engage students in their learning. In order to enhance skills development of students, I have attempted to integrate a critical perspective into course materials and assignments. My approach has been greatly structured by my teaching experience in a variety of Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Law courses over the past several years. My teaching experience includes teaching a variety of class sizes ranging from 20 to 200 students. In my teaching, I employ diverse teaching methods such as conventional lectures, group exercises, seminars, reflective learning, simulation and experiential education.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS3190 6.0 C Public Administration LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 A Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 B Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS3190 6.0 C Public Administration LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 A Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 B Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR


Dr. Sirvan Karimi has written his doctoral dissertation on Comparative social policy in Canada and Australia. His PhD dissertation is titled; Social Classes, National Settings, and the Welfare State: The Public Pension Systems in Canada and Australia. His research focuses on Canadian politics, public policy, public administration, and public law . In addition to publishing several scholarly articles, he is the sole author of two scholarly books; Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia. Toronto: University of Toronto press, 2017 and The Tragedy of Social Democracy. Winnipeg: Frenwood Publishing, 2015,
He is currently working on research papers related to democratic administration, collective bargaining in Higher Education Settings, the interplay of Charter and Federalism , and Liberalism, Charter and Social Rights.
Dr. Karimi has been teaching courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels since 2007. In addition to teaching at York University, he has also taught courses at Brock and Ryerson Universities. He has been teaching courses along all three streams (Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Law) within the School of Public Policy and Administration curriculum. He has also supervised MRPs for several MA students in the Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program.
Dr. Karimi has been recognized for his teaching efforts with a variety of teaching nominations and awards, including being nominated for the President's University-Wide Teaching Award for 2013-2014 and receiving the Dean's Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Liberal Arts &Professional Studies for 2015-2016.

Degrees

Ph.D , York University
MA , York University
B.A. Honours , University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Public Administration, Public Law , Social policy

Approach to Teaching


My approach to teaching at the university level is based on a pedagogical approach that promotes the development of critical skills in line with the course curriculum designed to meet the learning goals of students. This student-centred teaching approach puts heavy emphasis on employing effective learning strategies to engage students in their learning. In order to enhance skills development of students, I have attempted to integrate a critical perspective into course materials and assignments. My approach has been greatly structured by my teaching experience in a variety of Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Law courses over the past several years. My teaching experience includes teaching a variety of class sizes ranging from 20 to 200 students. In my teaching, I employ diverse teaching methods such as conventional lectures, group exercises, seminars, reflective learning, simulation and experiential education.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS3190 6.0 C Public Administration LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 A Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 B Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS3190 6.0 C Public Administration LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 A Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/PPAL6100 3.0 B Canadian Constitutional Law SEMR