MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Dr. Mata Hashemi
Qualifications
Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor

University of Oklahoma
Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Iran, Qatar,

Disciplinary or professional background

Sociology

Contact Info

mata@gmail.com

12167627019

University of Oklahoma 729 Elm Avenue Norman, OK 73019
Public Profiles

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matahashemi/

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 12 years )

Engagement

Academic publications
2017. “Aspirations, Poverty and Behavior Among Youth in the Middle East: Some Theoretical Considerations.” The Muslim World 107: 83-99. 2015. “Waithood and Face: Morality and Mobility among Lower-Class Youth in Iran.” Qualitative Sociology 38: 261-283. 2015. Corey Abramson, Mata Hashemi, and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski. “Perceived discrimition in US healthcare: Charting the effects of key social characteristics within and across racial groups.” Preventative Medicine Reports 2: 615-621.

Academic conferences
INVITED PUBLIC LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS 2016 “Islam in America: What in the World Is Going On?” • Moderator. University of Oklahoma, March 2016. 2015 “The Face Savers: Morality and Mobility in Contemporary Iran” • University of Oklahoma, Iranian Studies Program Iugural Lecture, September 2015. 2013 “War by Other Means: Iran Under Sanctions” • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Center for Intertiol and Regiol Studies Panel Discussion, March 2013. 2012 “The Urban Poor in Iran” • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Center for Intertiol and Regiol Studies Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran Working Group, October 2012. 2010 “The Struggles of Everyday Life: Poor Youth in an Iranian Context” • Stanford University, Islamic Studies Workshop Series, April 2010. 2010 “Aspirations and Social Movements in the Middle East” • University of California-Berkeley, Department of Sociology Semir, April 2010. 2008 “Shades of Gray: Everyday Life in the Islamic Republic of Iran” • University of California, Berkeley, Center for Urban Ethnography Research Colloquium Series, November 2008. PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIOL CONFERENCES 2016 “The Face Game: Moral Capital in Contemporary Iran ” • Intertiol Society for Iranian Studies Conference, Vien, Austria, August 2016. 2014 “The Pursuit of Face: Morality and Mobility among Lower Class Youth in Iran.” • Organizer and Presenter at the “Ethnographic Inquiries of Poverty in the Middle East” Panel. Middle East Studies Association Conference, Washington, DC, November 2014. 2012 “Poverty, Morality and the Urban Poor: Understanding Strategies of Action in the Middle East.” • Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Doha, Qatar, October 2012. 2012 “The Racially Contingent Effect of Key Social Characteristics on Perceived Prejudice in Healthcare within the United States.” With Corey Abramson and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski. • American Sociological Association Conference, Sociology of Health and Illness Section, Denver, CO, August 2012. 2010 “Theoretical Considerations for the Study of Poor Youth in the Middle East.” • Organizer and Presenter at the “Youth Subjectivities in the Middle East” Panel. Middle East Studies Association Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2010. 2010 “Aspirations, Poverty and Behavior.” • Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Oakland, CA, April 2010. 2009 “The Quiet Encroachment of Poor Youth in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” • Organizer and Presenter at the “Changing Futures: Youth in the Middle East” Panel. Middle East Studies Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 2009. 2009 “Refugees in the Middle East: Identity Politics among Sahrawi, Palestinian and Afghan Youth.” • Discussant of Dawn Chatty’s paper, “Refugees in the Middle East: Identity Politics among Sahrawi, Palestinian and Afghan Youth.” Children in Crisis Conference, UC Berkeley, October 2009. 2008 “Prejudice and Racial Health Disparities in the US.” • With Corey Abramson and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski. Meeting of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility, Intertiol Sociological Association, Florence, Italy, May 2008.

Professional or Trade Press
2013. Mata Hashemi* and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, editors. Children in Crisis: Ethnographic Studies in Intertiol Contexts. New York: Routledge. *Lead Editor

Social Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5VJ5iz2yKk

Policy Reports
2011. “Recent Trends in the Situation of Adolescents and Youth in Iran.” Background paper prepared for UNICEF’s A Generation on the Move. November 2011. 2011. "Dressing Up to Move Up." Op-Ed for PBS Frontline, Tehran Bureau, July 11, 2011. -Reprinted in Muftah.org, July 13, 2011. 2007. “Youth and Employment in Iran: Youth Empowerment and Employment through Community-Based Approaches.” Hamyaran Iran NGO Resource Center. October 2007.