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Alireza Asgharzadeh

Alireza Asgharzadeh completed a Ph.D. program in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Currently, he teaches the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of education, and comparative educational systems  in the Department of Sociology at York University.  His areas of concentration and research include Iranian Studies, Middle Eastern Cultures and Societies, Social Theory, the Sociology of Education, and Social Inequality.  Asgharzadeh's work has been published in various journals, including: Canadian and International Education, Language and Education, Journal of Educational Thought, Journal of Post-Colonial Education, Journal of African Studies, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly.  His most recent book is Schooling and Difference in Africa: Democratic Challenges in a Contemporary Context, co-authored with George Dei, Sharon Bahador, and Riyad Shahjahan (2006). He is also co-editor of Diasporic Ruptures: Globality, Migrancy,  and Expressions of Identity (publishing in 2007).


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Iran and the Challenge of Diversity
Islamic Fundamentalism, Aryanist Racism, and Democratic Struggles

Palgrave Macmillan
This book interrogates the racist construction of Arya/Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that a racialized interpretation of these concepts has...
Alireza Asgharzadeh

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