Teaching

Courses Taught at Nipissing University

SOC2126.Sociological Research Methods
SOC2127. Quantitative Research Methods
SOC3057. Demography: Introduction to Population Studies
SOC3226. Survey Research
SOC4006-7. Independent Studies
SOC4096-7. Thesis
SOC4206. Determinants of Population Change
SOC4127. Advanced Social Data Analysis
SOC5217. Quantitative Analysis

Thesis Supervision

2018-2019. Thesis Advisor. MA thesis entitled “Factors associated with fertility intentions of couples with mentally disabled children studying in schools for children with special needs, 2018.” Student: Sepideh Sheidanik, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

2017-2018. Co-supervisor. MA thesis entitled “The effect of counselling on coping with an unplanned pregnancy: a randomized controlled clinical trial.” Student: Nayer Bayrampour, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursery & Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

2015-2017. Co-supervisor. Ph.D. thesis entitled “Phenomenology of being only-child: the case of girls in Tehran, Iran.” Student: Javad Shojaee, Department of Social Sciences, University of Isfahan, Iran.

2015-2016. Thesis Co-supervisor. M.A. thesis entitled: “Levels and determinants of unintended pregnancies among married women aged 15-49 in the city of Asad-abad, Iran. Student: Zeinab Heidaryannoor, Department of Social Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran.

2015-2016. Thesis co-supervisor. M.A. thesis entitled: “Investigate the relationship between individualism and attitude to childbearing among young married couples in Tehran. Student: Roya Jahanbakhsh, Department of Sociology, University of Tehran, Iran.

2014-2015. Thesis advisor. M.A. thesis entitled: “A comparative study of determinants of demand for long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods among Turkish and Kurdish women in Urmia, Iran. Student: Sanaz Nasri, Department of Social Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran.

2012-2013. Research Supervisor. Supervising the post-doctoral research of Muhammad Raza, entitled “the economic integration of South-Asian immigrants in Canada,” which was funded by my SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

2011-2012. Thesis Advisor. M.A. thesis entitled “Unmet need for family planning among married women aged 15-49 in the city Mahabad in Iran: levels and determinants,”. Student: Balal Bagi, Department of Social Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran.

2009-2012. Thesis Advisor . Ph.D. thesis entitled “Determinants of health promoting behaviours of university students: with emphasis on demographic factors”. Student: Jafar Kord-Zanganeh, Department of Demography, Tehran University.

2010-2011. Thesis Supervisor. B.A. Dissertation entitled “Determinants of withdrawal use in Tehran, Iran.” Student: Victoria Spofford. Department of Sociology, Nipissing University.

2011. Thesis Supervisor. B.A. Dissertation entitled “Fertility intentions of Canadian young immigrants and non-immigrants.” Student: Jillian Lavadan. Department of Sociology, Nipissing University.