About Me ::

My main research fields are: Social Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Religion Studies and Futures Studies. I’m always very pleased to hear from anyone who wants to share his/her ideas in these research fields. 

Personal details
Morteza Hashemi

Edinburgh- UK
Email: Morteza.h.m@gmail.com

Education & Qualifications

2010- 2016: PhD in Sociology
The University of Warwick

2006 –2009: M.A Student of Allameh Tabatabai University
Department of Sociology
2002-2006: B.A Student of Allameh Tababatabai University
Department of Sociology
1999- 2002: Farhang High School

Teaching, Mentorship & Research Positions
2017- present: Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (UK)
2016: Principal Investigator at Urban Research and Planning Centre (Iran)
2014-2016: Temporary Lecturer (grade 08) at Coventry University (UK)
2014- 2015: Supervising five B.A sociology dissertations at Coventry University (UK)
2012-2016: Teaching seminars, University of Warwick B.A modules: Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Intellectuals, Social Theory of Law, Life of Media, convened by Steve Fuller (UK)
Oct 2012-Feb 2014: Distance (online) mentoring of a MA student in sociology from Ritsumeikan University (Japan)


Morteza Hashemi, The Revival of the Comtean Dream in the Recent Atheist Movement: On Alain de Botton’s Atheism 2.0, IAS Summer School (Contesting Claims for Expertise in a Post-Secular Age), University of Warwick (UK), 15th-19th July 2013 (English).

————————, The Calvin of the Iron Cage: The theological roots of Max Weber’s Decisionism, Radical Secularisation?, The University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, September, 2012 (English).

————————, “A Short History of Homelessness: The theological roots of a dichotomy in the modern social theory”, British Sociological Association 2012 Annual Conference: Sociology in an age of Austerity, the University of Leeds, 11-13 April2012. (English)

————————, “Iranian Sociology and the Selective Translation of Theories of Secularization”,Regional Conference on Social Thought and Sociology in the Contemporary Middle East. Iranian Sociological Association. Tehran. May 2011 (English).

————————, Ideology of Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979,Conference of Thirty Years (Iran), Sharif University, November 2008 (Farsi).

Awards and Honours

2018: The Farabi International Award for the young social scientists for my first book: Theism and Atheism in a Post-Secular Age (Palgrave, 2017).

2017: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, University of Edinburgh.

Other Work Experiences

2017: Principal investigator, project: Conceptual study of citizen-gamers: the case of Pokemon Go players, Urban Research and Planning Center (Tehran, Iran).

2014-present: Contributor to Global Social Theory.

Nov & Dec 2012: Research assistant in the Work Package 4 of MY PLACE project funded by Manchester Metropolitan University (more than 30 interviews in Coventry – UK).

2003 – present: Working as a journalist in many newspapers and websites such as: Shargh, IRAN newspaper, Jaame-Jam newspaper & etc.(writer or translator of articles mainly in the areas of Sociology & Philosophy).

My Edinburgh ePortfolio