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Morteza Hashemi

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences



I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Warwick in 2016. Before moving to Nottingham, I worked as a lecturer at the University of Bristol (2020-21) and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in medical anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (2017-20). My first monograph, entitled Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age, was shortlisted for the BSA's Philip Abrams Memorial Prize and won the International Farabi Award in 2017. At Nottingham, I teach UG and PG modules on sociological theories, philosophy of research, 'race, ethnicity and colonial modernity', as well as sociology of science and technology. From September 2023, I am Director of the Identities, Citizenship, Equalities and Migration Centre (ICEMiC) at the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Expertise Summary

My research and teaching spans these fields:

  • Sociological theory
  • Ethnicity, identity and displacement
  • Sociology of religion and activism
  • Sociology of science and technology
  • Medical sociology

Generally, my publications could be put into four categories: global social theory, post-secularism and community activism, sociology of blood and citizenship, and sociology of start-up environments. I am currently working on two monographs. One is the outcome of my four-year-long study of blood donation campaigns in the UK and the other is a theoretical attempt to retrieve a neo-Khaldunian sociology for the twenty first century. I would be pleased to hear from any colleagues or students who are working on related themes.

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