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Dr. Mahmood Shahabi

Mahmood SHAHABI (1994 -1998, Ph.D) was an associate professor in sociology and cultural studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai’ University, Tehran, Iran. Since 2017, he has moved to Shiraz University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sociology Department of Essex University, England in 1998. He has contributed to the establishment of cultural studies in Iran. His recent publications include three book chapters: Rap music and youth cultures in Iran: Serious or light? Co-authored by Golpoush-Nezhad, Elham (Brill-Den Haag and New York, (Forthcoming, 2014), and The Iranian moral panic over video: A brief history and policy alysis (Routledge, 2008), and Youth subcultures in post-revolution Iran: An alternative reading (Routledge, 2006). His research interests include cultural theory, youth cultures, media studies, gender studies, globalization, intercultural communication, diaspora, and corruption studies.

Doctorate, Essex University, Department of Sociology
Current or most recent Employer

Tenured Lecturer, Principal Researcher

Shiraz University
Time in Post - 20

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Evaluation research, Sociology


English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken),
Other *Persian

Contact Info

+98 71 36134413

Department of Sociology and social planning, Faculty of Economics, Management and Social Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Policy ( 10 years )

Education policy ( 15 years )

Family policy

Gender equality

Social security systems ( 5 years )

Work relates to groups

Children ( 10 years )

Youth ( 25 years )

Women ( 15 years )

Disabled ( 5 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Education policy

Social security systems


Academic publications
I have referred to three book chapters in my brief Biography in this survey

Academic conferences
international conference attendance in Europe: more than 18 cases