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Fereydoon Rahmani

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Department of Equity Studies

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)

Office: Atkinson, Room 334
Phone: 416 736 5235 Ext: 66316
Email: rahmanif@yorku.ca

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Accepting New Graduate Students


Dr. Rahmani’s research explores Critical Human Rights and the Middle East, Social Exclusion, Justice, War, Violence, Ethnicity, Social Policy and Quality of Life. Social Indicators of Health as well as Social Indicators Systems are finding special attention in his Subjective and Objective Quality of Life assessment. He has been active in research and teaching at different universities and international institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, Statistical Analysis, SPSS, sociometeric scaling and large data analysis are used extensively in his applied/field research. His early research focus was topics related to social demography, urbanization, social movements, peace and reconciliation. Rahmani coined the term “Rooftop Societies” for Middle Eastern countries; which postulates the existence of extensive socio-cultural and political incongruity. His most recent book titled “Rooftop Societies: the Middle East Paradox” is his latest sociological analysis of the Middle East.
Current projects: “Disappearance of Agency at the Age of War” and Quality of Life of refugees and internally displaced communities in Iraq

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Degrees

PhD Sociology, University of Vienna
MA Sociology, University of Vienna
BA Sociology, University of Tehran

Research Interests

Human Rights , Social Development and Welfare, Quality of Life, and Social Indicator Systems, Applied Social research Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Social Movements, nationalism and political despotism, The Middle East politics and culture, refugees and forced migration

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HREQ3240 6.0 A Human Rights and The Middle East LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/HREQ3005 3.0 M Human Rights and Humanitarian Action LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HREQ3240 6.0 A Human Rights and The Middle East LECT


Dr. Rahmani’s research explores Critical Human Rights and the Middle East, Social Exclusion, Justice, War, Violence, Ethnicity, Social Policy and Quality of Life. Social Indicators of Health as well as Social Indicators Systems are finding special attention in his Subjective and Objective Quality of Life assessment. He has been active in research and teaching at different universities and international institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, Statistical Analysis, SPSS, sociometeric scaling and large data analysis are used extensively in his applied/field research. His early research focus was topics related to social demography, urbanization, social movements, peace and reconciliation. Rahmani coined the term “Rooftop Societies” for Middle Eastern countries; which postulates the existence of extensive socio-cultural and political incongruity. His most recent book titled “Rooftop Societies: the Middle East Paradox” is his latest sociological analysis of the Middle East.
Current projects: “Disappearance of Agency at the Age of War” and Quality of Life of refugees and internally displaced communities in Iraq

Degrees

PhD Sociology, University of Vienna
MA Sociology, University of Vienna
BA Sociology, University of Tehran

Research Interests

Human Rights , Social Development and Welfare, Quality of Life, and Social Indicator Systems, Applied Social research Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Social Movements, nationalism and political despotism, The Middle East politics and culture, refugees and forced migration


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HREQ3240 6.0 A Human Rights and The Middle East LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/HREQ3005 3.0 M Human Rights and Humanitarian Action LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/HREQ3240 6.0 A Human Rights and The Middle East LECT