Conference Presentations

 

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“Islam and Globalization,” The 36th Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Beijing, China, April 7-11, 2004.

 

“Human Rights and Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner,” The 22 Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Florida, Orlando, April 8-10, 2004.

 

“Youth in the Middle East, with Special Focus on Iran,” the XV Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-13, 2002.

 

Ethnicity, State Formation, and Underdevelopment,” Global Partners Project Symposium and University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, June 17-19, 2002.

 

“Diverse Reactions of Iranian-Americans to September 11,” Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Atlanta, April 26-28, 2002.

 

“The West is Best; The Rest is Messed,” the Ohio Academy of Religion, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, March 23, 3002.

 

“Social Scientists, Revolution, and the Reform Movement in Iran,” Middle East Studies Association, San Francisco, November 17-20, 2001.

 

“Globalization, Localization, and Iranian Women,” The Great Lakes Colleges Association Women's Studies Conference,  Denison University, Granville, Ohio, April 7‑8, 2000.

 

“The Iranian Student Movement before and after the Revolution." The Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Washington D.C., April 28-29, 2000.

 

“Caught Between Local and Global: Iranian Women and the Struggle for Civil Society,” “The Iranian Student Movement before and after the Revolution." The Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Washington D.C., April 28-29, 2000.

 

“Ethnic Identity among Second-Generation Iranians in the USA,” 4th Conference Europeenne D’Etudes Iraniennes, University of Paris, September 6-10, 1999.

 

“Migration and Transnational Identity: The Case of Iranians in the United States,” The American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 6-10, 1999.

 

“Second-Generation Iranians and the Question of Ethnic Identity,” The 17th Annual Conference of CIRA, Northwestern University, Boston, April 23-24, 1999.

 

“Sociological Consequences of Khatami’s Election in Iran,” The 16 Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, April 24-25, 1998.

 

“A Comparative Analysis of Perception of Gender Roles among Iranian Women at Home and Abroad,” Conference on Gender and Society in the Muslim World Since 1800, History Department, University of London, Royal Holloway, July 3-4, 1997.

 

“Civil Society in Islam,” Midwest Sociological Society, Kansas City, Missouri, April 2-5, 1998.

 

“Developments and Challenges Facing the Three Most Promising Institutions of Civil Society,” Center for the Iranian Research and Analysis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18-20, 1997.

 

“With Men and More than Men: Power-Sharing among the Iranian Immigrant Women,” Third Annual Conference on Culture, American University, Washington, D.C., May 25-26, 1996.

 

“A Comparative Analysis of Iranian Women’s Perceptions of Gender Roles,” Women Studies Program, Indianapolis University-Purdue University, April 21, 1996.


“Sociology between National or International?” Annual Meeting of North Central Sociological Association, Cincinnati, April 11-14, 1996.

 

“The Second Generation Iranians: Questions and Concerns,” The 2nd Annual Conference of Danesh Institute, Indiana University, Indianapolis, October 26, 1996.

 

"Iranian Sociologists in the United States," Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August 18-23, 1995.

 

"Iranian Women's Perception of Gender Roles", Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, March 20-23, 1995, Pittsburgh (With student: Lori Campbell).

 

"Task-Sharing in the Iranian Immigrant Family," Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 7-9, 1995.

 

"Incorporation of the Middle East into the Sociology Curriculum," 1994 Annual Meeting of West Virginia Sociological Association, Marshal University, Huntington, October 6-7, 1994.

 

"A Critical Assessment of Efforts to Islamicize Social Sciences," Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 29-May 1, 1994.

 

"Ideological Barriers to the Development of Social Sciences in Iran," The Middle East Studies Association,  North Carolina, November 11-14, 1993.

 

"Correlates of Service Utilization Among African-American Developmentally Disabled Elderly," (with L. and P. Dalzine and C. Martin Stanley) The North Central Sociological Association, Toledo, April 1993.

 

"Race, Disability, and Aging: A Comparison of African-Americans with Whites,"  (with L. and P. Dalzine and C. Martin Stanley), An Internatioal Conference on Developmental Disability, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, April, 1993.

 

"Intolerance in the Iranian Islamic Culture," A Conference on Critical Appraisal of the Iranian Culture and Society,  George Washington University, Washington, D.C., May 16-17, 1992.

 

"Islam, the Middle East and the New World Order," Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Texas, Austin, April 10-11, 1992.

 

"Modernization of Islamic Social Thoughts," Annual Conference of the Center for Critical Studies of Iran and the Middle East, Hamblin University, St. Paul, Minniapolis, March 14, 1992.

 

"The Status of Sociology in Iran: Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Periods,"  (Co-authored with A. Lahsaizadeh) The 86th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 23-27, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

"Four Decades of Socioloyg in Iran: A Historical and Analytical Survey," (Co-authored with A. Lahsaizadeh) The 30th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, August 4-9, 1991, Kobe, Japan.

 

"Paradigmic Changes in the Post-Revolutionary Iranian Sociology," With Ali Lahsaizadeh, the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), The Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, April 5-7, 1991.

 


"How to Use Foreign Students as a Teaching Resource," National Conference on Teaching and Learning, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, May 10-12, 1990.

 

"Hegemony of Religious Thinking and Suppression of Secular Ideologies in Post Revolutionary Iran," The 8th Annual Conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), Co-Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies, The University of California, Berkeley, April 6-9 1990.

 

"The Dialectic of Change: Changing Iran, Changing Islam," The 7th Annual Conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute, Columbia University, April 7-9, 1989.

 

"Islam, Human Rights, and Violence," paper presented at an International Conference on "State Organized Terror: The Case of Violent Internal Repression," Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, November 2-5, 1988.

 

"Middle Eastern Sociology: Ideological and Practical Problems," Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 29-September 3, 1986.

 

"Islamization of the States in the Middle East; Continuity or Discontinuity," Joint Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association and the Central Anthropological Society, Louisville, Kentucky, April 24-26, 1985.

 

"The Status of Third World Women in the Developmental Processes," Michigan Sociological Association, Michigan State University, October 27, 1984.

 

"From Mode of Production to Social Formation: A Case Study of Articulation of Modes of Production," The International Institute of Sociology, 27th Congress, the University of Washington, Seattle, September 4-8, 1984.

 

"Iranian Pre-Capitalism: A Critique of Feudal Thesis," Comparative Historical Sociology Roundtables, The American Sociological Association, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1984.

 

"Various Explanations for the Contemporary Islamic Militancy in Asia," The North Central Sociological Association, Indianapolis, April 25-28, 1984.

 

"The History and Sociological Characteristics of the Women's Movement in Iran," International Studies Association, Midwest Annual Meeting, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, November 3-5, 1983.

 

"Can the Sociology of Knowledge Do Away with Epistemological Questions?" The American Sociological Association, Detroit, August, 1983.

 

"Marx in/and the Third World: a Critical Appraisal," The Conference on the 100th Anniversary of Karl Marx: Karl Marx in the East and West, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University, June, 1983.

 

"Women, Religion, and the State: Legal Developments in Twentieth Century Iran," The Conference on Law and Development in the Contemporary Societies of the Middle East, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of International Studies, The University of California, Berkeley, May 28-29, 1983.

 

"How to Teach Sociology Critically," The Michigan Sociological Association, Grand Rapids, November 6, 1982.

 

"Pre-Capitalist Characteristics of Asiatic Iranian Villages," The Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 17th Annual Meeting, Ottawa, June 6-9, 1982.

 


"The Development of Capitalism and Social Classes in Modern Iran: An Overview," the Conference on Iranian Revolution, Center for Iranian Research & Analysis, The American University, Washington, D.C., April 3-4, 1982.

 

"Religion and Politics: The Case of Iranian Islamic Revolution," The Association for the Sociology of Religion, the American Sociological Association, New York, Aug., 1980.

 

"Iran: Political Economy of Post-Mosaddeq Period," Special Session of the Meeting of The American Sociological Association, New York, August, 1980.