Diploma: Mathematics, Azar High School, Tehran, 1977.
BA: Social Science Research, Shahid Beheshti (former National) University, Tehran, 1985.
MA: Sociology, Tarbiat Modarres University, 1989.
PhD: Sociology, University of Essex, UK, 1998.
Area of study and research:
Sociology of Deviance, Social Problems of Iran, Sociology of Religion, Methodology and Social Research Method.
Socio-economic researcher at Economic Department of IRIB, 1981-1989.
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Khrarazmi (former Tarbiat Moallem) University, Tehran, 1990-1998.
Assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, 1998-2007.
Associate professor, Department of Sociology, Khrarazmi University, , 2007 to present
Head, Department of Sociology, Khrarazmi University, Tehran, 1991 –1993, 1999-2001, 2016 to present.
Vice- chancellor for Educational, Khrarazmi University, 2001-2003
Vice-chancellor for Research & Technology, Kharazmi University, 2014-2016.
Member of the Audit Board, Khrarazmi University, 2014 to present.
Top Advisor to Chancellor, Kharazmi University, 2016 to present.
Other professional activities and positions
Member of Consultants Board, Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 1998-2005.
Member of Academic Council of the Office of National Projects, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 1999-2005.
Member of Academic Council, “The National Survey of Iranian Values and Attitudes” Office of National Projects, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 2000, 2002, 2004
Member of Editorial Board, Iranian Journal of Sociology, 2000 to present
Member of Academic Council, Research Center of Hozeh and Daneshgah, 2004-2006.
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Social Problems of Iran, (former Journal of Faculty of Literature and Humanities (Special Issues of Social Sciences), 2003 to present
Chief Editor, Journal of Social Problems of Iran, 2006 to present
Member of Research Council, Center of Social and Cultural Studies, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2003-2005.
Director, Sociology of Religion group, Iranian Sociological Association, 2005-2007.
Member of Board and Vice-President, Iranian Sociological Association, 2006-2008.
Member of Research Council, Center of Demographic Studies of Asia and Oceania, 2007-2009.
Member of Sociology Committee of the Council of planning, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2008-2010.
Member of Board and President, Iranian Sociological Association, 2007-2010.
Chief Editor, Iran’s Social Studies Journal, 2008-2013.
Member of Research Council, Iran Drug Control Headquarters, 2011-2013.
Member of Steering Council for Social Pathology, Tehran Municipality, 2009-2011.
Member of Scientific Board of Social Sciences, Faraby Festival, 2008, 2011.
Member of Board, Sociology of Religion Research Group, International Sociological Association, 2010-2018.
Coordinator of International Relations, Iranian Sociological Association, 2011 to present.
Member of the Board of Trustees, Rahman Institutes (Scientific NGO), 2013 to present.
Member of Scientific Council of Vice-president of Education, Management and Planning Organization, 2015 to present.
Member of Board, Iranian Sociological Association, 2016 to present
Top Professor of Tarbiat Moallem University, 1993.
Top Researcher at Iranian Religion Researchers Congress, 2000.
Top Researcher at 9th Annual Cultural Research Festival, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 2004.
Top Researcher at 4th Term of Research on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Iran Drug Control Headquarters, 2005.
Top Researcher at Kharazmi University, 2014.
Top Researcher at Kharazmi University for conducting Human Science Research projects, 2015.
 Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
 Tarbiat Moallem University was renamed to Kharazmi University in 2012
“Attitudes and Behaviors of University Students” Tehran: Office of Social Planning and Cultural Studies, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2004.
“Assumptions and Realities: Students and Problem of Drugs”, Tehran: Drugs Research and Studies Institute, 2005.
Challenges of Religion and Modernity: Sociological Articles on Religiosity and Secularization, Tehran: Tarhe-Now, 2004, 2006.
“Social Problems of City and Neighborhood”, Tehran: Society and Culture Publications, 2013.
“Women and Urban Life: Women and Social Problems”, Authors and Scientific editor, Tehran: Center for Studies and Planning, Tehran Municipality, 2015.
“Evolution of Female Crime” article, in “Report on the Social Status of Women”, Tehran: Nashre Ney, 2015.
- Article Published in ISC and ISI Journals
“A Critical Review of the Subject of Sociology of Work”, The Journal of Faculty of literature and Humanity, Teacher Training University, 1: 1, 1993.
“Drugs: Methodological Issues”, Iranian Journal of Sociology, 4: 1, 2002.
“Islam and Crime: The Moral Community of Muslims”, Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, (4), 2002.
"Croyants non prtitiquants: la religiosite de la jeunesse iranienne et ses mplications pour la theorie de la secularisation", Social Compass, Vol. 49, No. 1: 111-132, March 2002.
“Longitudinal Surveys: Capacities and Methodological Problems”, The Journal of Faculty of literature and Humanity, Teacher Training University, 44, 2004.
“The Hidden Half: Tehran’s Adolescents’ Report of Social Deviants and its Implication for cultural Planning” Journal of Human Sciences, Special Issue on Sociology, Shahid Beheshti University, No. 41-42, 2004. “Relationships between the Level and Types of Religiosity and Tolerance”, Journal of Social Sciences, Ferdossi University of Mashhad, 4, 2004, joint article.
“Leaving behind the Home: A Study of the Attitude of University Students toward Migration to Foreign Countries”, The Journal of Faculty of literature and Humanity, Special Issue of Social Sciences, 13: 50-51, 2006-2006, joint article.
“Gender Egalitarian Roles Attitudes among University Students and its Related Contextual and Attitudinal Variables”, Iranian Journal of Sociology, 7: 2, 2006, joint article.
“Drugs and Alcohol Use among Iranian Students: A survey Study on State Non-Medical Universities”, Social Welfare Quarterly, 6: 25, 2007, joint article.
“Social Factors Affecting Opium and Alcohol use among University Students in Iran”, Journal of Social Science, University of Tehran, 31, 2007, joint article.
“Social Determinants of Seriousness of Crime: An Examination of a Muslim Sample”, Social Compass, 55 (4): 541-560, December, 2008.
“Ethnic Differentiations of Students in Their Activity in Cultural Associations of Universities”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Research, 4 (4), 2009, joint article.
“The Examination of Relationship between Socio-economic Development and Female Crime in Iran”, Women Studies, 6 (3), 2009, joint article.
“Religion and Social Order: the Examination of the association of Religiosity with Anomie feelings and Deviance among a Student Sample, Social Problems of Iran, 16 (63), 2009, joint article.
“Social Disorganization and Fear of Crime”, Social Welfare, 9 (34): 2010, joint article.
“Analysis of the effects of Women’s Employment on Their Life Quality”, Journal of Woman in Development & Politics, 8 (2), 2010, joint article.
“Globalization, Global Culture and Cultural Deviances”, Social Science Quarterly of Allameh Tabataba'i University, 48, 2011.
“Deviation of Cultural Norms and its Residence Implications among a Sample of Iranian University Students”, Social Science Letter, 17 (36), 2011, joint article.
“Being Affected by Globalization Process and its Relation with Societal Demands”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Studies and Communication, 6 (21), 2011, joint article.
“Addiction as a Sickness: A Study of Tehran Residents’ Attitudes toward Addiction as a Disease”, Iranian Journal of Social Problems, 1 (4), 2011, joint Article.
“Crime and Punishment: The Comparison of Suggested Punishments of a sample of Students with Penal Law of Iran”, Iranian Journal of Social Problems, 2 (5-6), 2012, joint article.
“Social Factors Associated with Perceived Seriousness of Crime (An Examination of a Sample of the Students of Tarbiat Moallem University of Tehran”, Iranian Journal of Sociology, 12 (1-2), 2012, joint article.
“An Experimental Comparative Study of Clergies and Academics’ View on Religiosity Criteria”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Research, 4 (4), 2012, joint article.
“The Discourse of Pure Society: Deconstruction of the Policy of Displaying Female Body in Pahlavi Era”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Studies and Communication, 8 (26), 2013, joint article.
“Underground Music as a Representative of Social Concerns of the Youths”, Journal of Culture-Communication Studies”,13, 2013, Joint article.
Religion and Health: The Examination of the Effect of Religiosity on Health in a Sample of University Studen, Journal of Applied Sociology, 49 (1) 2013, Joint article.
“Social Construction of Drug Use and Addiction in Rudbar-e Jonubi County”, Iranian Journal of Social Problems, 5 (2), 2014, joint article
“The Effect of Religiosity on Moral Commitment in a Student Population”, The Socio-cultural Strategy Journal, 4 (16), 2015, Joint article.
“The Relationship between Religiosity and meaningfulness of Life in a Student Population, Strategy for Culture, 6 (24), 2014, Joint article.
“A Qualitative Study of Religion and Ethnocentrism among Sunni and Shiite Kurds”, Iranian Journal of Sociology, 15 (4), 2015, joint article.
“Religious and Secular Attitudes towards Death: The Study of a Sample of University Students”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Studies and Communication, 11 (40), 2015, joint article.
- Other Articles
“A Study on the Rate of Participation in After Revolution Elections in Iran” A series Article published in Salam Daily, 1990.
“Religiosity of Youths in Tehran and its Implication for Secularization Theory”, Namayeh Pajoohesh, 9-10, 1998.
“An Ambiguous Paradigm of Anomic Development: a Critique of Rafipoor’s Book on Anomie in Tehran”, Social Science Monthly Review, 26, 1999.
“Names are Symbols of Culture: A Critique of Abdi’s Book on The Trends of Children’s Names in Tehran”, Social Science Monthly Review, 34 & 35, 2000.
“Moral Community of Muslims: A Sociological Analysis of the Impact of Islamic Belief on Crime Rate”, Faslnameh Pajoohesh (Quarterly Research), 3: 2000.
“Educational Functions of Students Associations”, Educational, Social, and Political Functions of Students Associations, A Pamphlet published by Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2000.
“Crime and Social Deviant Statistics: Why Exaggeration?” Dourane Emrooz Daily, 1 Feb. 2000.
“The Necessity of a Realistic Approach in Controlling Drug Use” Nowrooz Daily, 3 July 2001.
The Mildness of Iranian Spirit and the Coincidence of NowRooz and Moharam”, Bonyan Daily, 2001.
A Critical Review on the Operationalization of Religiosity in Social Research, A joint work with Mahnaz Tavakoli, Nameh Pajoohesh, 5: 20-21, 2001.
The Weakness of Sociology of Religion has Internal Reasons”, Social Science Monthly Review, 49-50, 2002.
“Functional Requirements of Modern Science and Socio-cultural problems of Universities”, Journal of Farhang-e Andisheh, 2: 6, 2003.
“University Students, Drug Use Problem and Family Background”, A joint work with Iraj Faizi, pamphlet published for World Family Day by Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2004.
“Significant Others of University Students in Different aspects of Social Life”, Journal of Public Culture, Spring 2004.
“Female Crime Rate Changes in Iran in the Recent Decades (1981-2001)”, a joint work with Afrooz Noorbakhsh, The Quarterly of Social Security Studies, 3: 8-9, 2007.
“The paradigm of disorganized development”, a book review in Social Sciences Monthly Book, 26 / 3 (2): 3-6, 1999.
“Politics, Ethics and Religion”, Ayeen Monthly, 16, 2008.
“The Possibility of an Islamic Sociology: The Characteristics and Consequences of Culture-Oriented and Ideology-Oriented Approaches”, Islamic Perspective, 2014, 12.
- Translated Articles from English to Persian
“Muslims in British Society” of Daniele Joly, Nameh Pajoohesh, 2: 6, 1997.
“Against the Current: A Critics on Secularization Theory” of Peter Berger, Kian, 45, 1998.
The Concept of Secularization in Empirical Research”, of Larry Shiner, The Journal of Faculty of literature and Human Sciences,30-31, 2000.
“Religion for or against Democracy”, of Mira Morody, Faslnameh Pajoohesh, 20, 2000.
“The Journey from the Secular to the Sacred: Experience of Native British Convert to Islam” of Ali Kose, Nameh Pejoohesh Farhangee, 8, 7, 2003.
“Rethinking Religion and Modernity: Conventional and Discursive Religion”, of Daivid Herbert, Ayeen, 5 and 6, 2006.
Papers Presented in Academic Seminars and Conferences:
Political Participation and Development, The Academic Seminar of Sociology and Development, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, December 1991.
Non-attending Believers: The Religiosity of Iranian Youths: XIV World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 1998.
Secularism and Secularisation: The Legacy of Ali Shriati, the Seminar of Rethinking Ali Shriati’s Idea, Ferdosi University, Mashhad, Iran, October 2000.
“The Examination of Hirschi’s Social Control Theory in an Oriental Context”, British Society of Criminology , Conference, Keele, Britain, 17-21 July 2002.
“Social Determinants of the Seriousness of Crime among Iranian Students”, European Society of Criminology, Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25-28 August 2004.
“A Critical Review on Research on Violent”, International Conference on Violence, University of Bielefeld, 21-23 May 2009.
“The Development of Iranian Sociology”, XVII World Congress of Sociology of the Iranian Sociological Association, Sweden, July 2010, joint paper with Mohammad Roozkhosh.
The organizer of the session of “Dilemmas and Prospects of Iranian Sociology” in XVII World Congress of Sociology of the Iranian Sociological Association, Sweden, July 2010.
“The Religiosity of Iranian People : A Review of Religiosity Surveys”, 31st ISSR-Conference / 31ème Conférence de la SISR, Aix-en-Provence (France), June 30 – July 3, 2011, a joint paper with Mohamadreza Pouyafar and Mohamad Sadigh Mohamadi.
“The Possibility Of An Islamic Sociology: The Consequences of two Approaches”, The 2nd International Conference on Social Thought in the Middle East and North Africa, June 26–27, 2012, Istanbul.
“Iranian Sociologists' Response to Social Problems of Iranian Society”, The Conference of International Sociological Association, Sociology in Time of Turmoil, Ankara, 2013, a joint paper with Dr. Gholamreza Ghafari.
“Narrations of Religious life: The Transformation of Religious Commitment of a Sample of Iranian Students”, Fourth International Conference on Social Thought and Theory in the MENA Region, American University of Beirut, 25-26 April 2015, a joint paper with Mohammad Nazari.
“Religious and Secular Attitudes Towards Death: The Study of a Sample of University Students in Tehran”, 3 ISA (International Sociological Association) Forum of Sociology, Viena, 10-14 July 2016, Joint paper with Masoud Zamani Moghadam.
Social Attitudes of university Students of State universities, Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2003.
Assumptions and Realities: Students and Problem of Drugs, The Prevalence of Drug Misuse and Addiction of University Students, Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2004.
Examining the Social–Cultural attitudes and deviant behavior of Tehran University Students, Cultural Vice-Presidency of Tehran University, 2004.
Pathologies and Social Problems of Tehran Neighborhoods, Social and Cultural Research Center of Tehran Municipality, 2010.
Women and Urban Life: Women and Social Problems, Women Affairs Office of Tehran Municipality, 2013.
Social Attitudes of university Students of State universities: 2nd Wave, Social and Cultural Research and Planning Office, The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2015.
National Project of Religiosity of High School Students, Ministry of Education. 1999.
Political Legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Statistics and Planning Office, The Ministry of Culture, 1999
The Trends of Children’s Name among Four Iranian Ethnic, The Center of Statistics and Planning, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, in progress.
Religiosity Measures, Islamic Development Organization, 2006.
Prevalence of Drug Misuse in the Central Province, Management and Planning Organization, Central Province of Iran, 2007.
The Examination of Religiosity Measures in Iran, Islamic Development Organization, 2007
Consumption of Cultural Goods in Tehran, Social-Cultural Research Center of Tehran Municipality, 2010.
The Religiosity of Iranians, Islamic Development Organization, 2015.
Marginalized Settlements in Charbahar, Management and Planning Organization, 2016.
Member of scientific board for “The National Survey of Iranian Values and Attitudes”, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 2000, 2002, 2004.
Member of committee for “Iran’s Social Status report: 2001-2009”, Rahman Institute, 2011.
Member of scientific board on National Program for creating Religiosity Measures and Evaluating Religiosity Levels among different Segments of Iranian Society, Psychological Education Department, University of Tehran
Member of scientific board for “Report on Social Status of Iranian Women 2001-2010”, Rahman Institute, 2014.
2 Month course on Drug Demand Reduction, United Nations Drug Crime Prevention (UNDCP) office and St. George Hospital Medical School (SGHMS) Drug Headquarters for Combating Drugs, London, 2001.