Dr Hosseini’s Resume

Dr. S. A. Hamed Hosseini is a Lecturer and a Faculty Associated Researcher at The Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW) and the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the University of Newcastle, Australia. He completed his PhD in Sociology and Global Studies (2006) at the Australian National University (ANU). He has conducted research on transnational social movements, global social change, globalist ideologies, Islamism, and transnational identities. Since 2003, he has been teaching at the Australian National University, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales, and the University of Newcastle. His new book, Alternative Globalizations (2010), investigates the formation and transformation of ideas, identities, and solidarities in recent oppositions to capitalist globalization and its ideological foundations. It explores the intellectual structure of the ‘global justice movement’ by adopting a new integrative approach.

 

Resume

Dr S A Hamed Hosseini

(Updated on 22 Aug 2010)

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest in Social Sciences Global Sociology, Social Movement Studies, (Third World) Development Studies, Globalization and Welfare, International Health, Sociology of Knowledge
Specialized Research Interests Global Justice Movement, Youth Political Identity, Islamist Social Movements, Ethnic Minorities’ Labour Market Behaviour, Transnational Ideologies and Identities
Research Skills Social Research Analyst-Consultant, Survey research Design, advanced data analysis with SPSS 13+, data management (basic with Microsoft Excel, Access and SPSS 13+), Designing Attitude Measurement Scales, causal modeling, statistical testing of reliability and validity (specified for social research) , Critical Content/Discourse Analysis (Qualitative), Designing Educational Weblogs and Online Forums
Engineering Skills Programmable Logic Controls, Building (Electronic-Electrical) Systems Commissioning

Qualifications

Qualifications
Nov. 2001- Aug 2006 PhD in ‘Sociology & Global Studies’, The Australian National University (ANU), Australia. Dissertation title: “Accommodative Consciousness in Movements for Alternative Globalization: an integrative approach to investigating the cognitive bases of solidarity in social movement studies”.
1996-1999 Master of Social Sciences with Research in ‘Social Inquiry’, The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, , G.P.A. = 18.91/20 and Thesis score: 20/20. Consisted of a two-semester coursework and a three-semester research for writing the MA thesis. Coursework aimed to advance students’ abilities in conducting social research with a particular stress on developing links between social theory and empirical research.
1988-1993 Bachelor of Science with Honours in ‘Electronic Engineering’, Shiraz University,
2nd Semester 2003 Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Tutoring; The Graduate Teaching Program (a one-semester long program in teaching and tutoring skills completed with merit), at the Graduate School, ANU; focused on teaching skills, assessment skills, structuring oral presentations, developing speaking notes, providing additional aids and handouts, giving constructive criticism, encouraging participants to speak, and using educational equipment.
Jan. 2007 Professional Translator Certificate of Accreditation (level three English to Farsi/Persian) by the Australian National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
Completed Complementary courses and programs:
Semester 2,2010 TEHE6020 – Developing and Delivering Effective Courses; 10 unit course with the aim of improving the skills for aligning the course components of objectives, content, assessment and evaluation, through effective curriculum design and implementation strategies and practices, offered as part of Graduate Certificate in Practice of Tertiary Teaching by the University of Newcastle
Semester 2, 2010 Active participation in the Writing ARC Discovery Projects: A 5 Workshop Series; conducted by the UoN’s The Humanities Research Institute in conjunction with the School of Humanities and Social Science
Semester 1, 2010 TEHE6010 – PPUTL, a 10 unit course with the aim of enhancing the necessary skills to develop a teaching portfolio and to experience peer observation and feedback of teaching. offered as part of Graduate Certificate in Practice of Tertiary Teaching by the University of Newcastle
Semester 2, 2008 UNSW OHS awareness course and UNSW Equity and Diversity Online training course (EOONLINE)
21/06/2007 OHS General Induction Training Course for Construction Work; WorkCover NSW(Green Card No. CGI01091599SEQ1)
February, March 2006 ANU Tutors Induction Program, Presented by Information Literacy Program and College of Arts and Social Sciences.
2nd Semester 2002 The Graduate Seminar Presentation Skills, the Academic Skills and Learning Centre, ANU.

 

Teaching Profile

A. Teaching activities over recent years with emphasis on evidence of outcomes

Title & Level of Course Year & Semesters taught No. of students No. of teaching hours per Semester Form of teaching e.g. lectures, team teaching, tutorial, supervision of practical work, online, mixed mode on & off campus, lab, field teaching. Information on level of participation in each course e.g. the extent to which the teaching was in a new course, how much was newly designed, preparation of new material and any innovations in teaching methods.
SOCA3420 – Global Change and Human Welfare Semester 1 – 2010 38 39 2-hour lectures and 1- hour tutorials p/w, Callaghan and Central Cost Completely designed and approved for the first time through the CTS. Innovative aspect: adopting an accumulative mode for integrating the assignment tasks to one another around a single theme in the course in order to help students build up their learning outcomes to a more satisfactory level (and more effectively aligned with the graduate attributes and objectives) while at the same time benefiting from other students’ experiences through group work.
SOCA6120 – Beyond Globalization Semester 1 – 2010 13 26 Online discussion: 1 Hour per Week for the Full TermSeminar: 1 Hour per Week for the Full TermSelf Directed Learning: 1 Hour per Week for the Full TermOn campus students: Seminar An established course for the first time with coordinated by me; 100% newly designed structure and content; 100% preparation of new course materials. Innovation, establishing a new section on the blackboard: Research and Debate Frameworks is a series of short pieces, provided by me as the course coordinator, in order to equip the class with some basic ideas and views on the major topics of each week. It is highly recommended that the students consult these frameworks for their weekly debates and research assignments. Students may agree or disagree with the ideas raised in the framework or they may prefer to consider alternative modules. However, what is important at the end is their ability to back up their works with convincing arguments and relevant evidence.
SOCA6100 – International Health –Postgraduate school, UoN, Level 6000 Semester 2 – 2009 and Semester 2 2010 12 + 15 26 + 26 Mixed Mode – Seminar  and WebLearn A newly established course, instruction and coordination, 90% newly designed structure and content, 100% preparation of new material. Innovation, establishing a new section on the blackboard: Research and Debate Frameworks is a series of short pieces, provided by the course coordinator, in order to equip the class with some basic ideas and views on the major topics of each week. It is highly recommended that the students consult these frameworks for their weekly debates and research assignments. Students may agree or disagree with the ideas raised in this section or they may prefer to consider alternative frameworks. However, what is important at the end is their ability to back up their works with convincing arguments and relevant evidence.
SOCA4090 Honours I and SOCA4100 Honours II, UoN Semester 2 – 2009 3 52 Seminar Revision of course outlines, 50% new content and structure, 30% new material, Changes in assignment task in order to create a better condition for the honours student to prepare for their thesis in the following semester. (See Section 2 for more details)
SOCA3902-Religion and Politics in Contemporary Society – 3000 Level, undergraduate, UoN Semester 1 – 2009 42 39 Lecture and tutorial 100% new material, new structure and content. Weekly oral group presentations were required to increase the level of participation by the students. Outcomes as exemplified in my active students’ feedback “I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the course and appreciate the level of effort you went to.  I learned more than expected and really can’t believe just how naive I was beforehand!” (Katrina); “Thank you for the class, I found it very engaging (and i get the impression most of the others did as well)” (James); “I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found your perspective on most topics very refreshing and insightful” (Sanjay) (See Section 2 for more details)
SOCA2103/INST2200 – Globalisation and Fragmentation, Level 2000 Interdisciplinary course, UNSW 2nd Semester 2008 86 84 Lecture and Tutorials 100 % new content and 100% new materials, 100% instruction and coordination, Student evaluation resulted in 4.62/6.00 overall satisfaction with 77 percent response, (See Section 2 for more details)
POLS2052 – Activism and Public Policy, Level 2000 course in International relations and politics, UNSW 2nd Semester 2008 44 36 One two hour lecture and 2 one-hour tutorials 100 % new content, new structure, new materials, 100 % instruction and coordination, Student evaluation resulted in 4.5 / 6.00 overall satisfaction with 72 % response equal to the means of the School and Faculty, (See Section 2 for more details)
“Comparative Social Change” (501470) (8 c/p 2000 level and postgraduate), UTS 1st Semester 2008 47 70 One one-hour lecture and 2 two-hour tutorials 100 % new content, new structure, new materials, 100 % instruction and coordination, Student evaluation resulted in 3.80/5.00 overall satisfaction with 71 % response rate, (See Section 2 for more details)
“Globalization: Division and Change” (50184) (8 c/p 3000 level and postgraduate), UTS 1st Semester 2008 57 70 One one-hour lecture and 2 two hour tutorials 100 % new content, new structure, new materials, 100 % instruction and coordination, 50% tutorial, Student evaluation not available see attachments for Students’ comments. (See Section 2 for more details)
“Applied Research Project” (50222, 8 Credit Points), Level 3000, UTS 2nd Semester 2007 5 42 Three-hour seminar and supervision per week 80 % new content, new structure, new materials, 100 % instruction and coordination, consultation and supervisionStudent evaluation resulted in 4.67/5.00 overall satisfaction with 60% response rate (See Section 2 for more details)
“Theory and Methods” (50121/50241), Level 2000, Social Inquiry Program, University of Technology, Sydney; 2nd Semester 2007 46 56 2 two-hour tutorials per week Tutored the Course: a subject is to familiarize students with differing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods. (See Section 2 for more details)
“Colonialism and Modernity” (50231/50111), Level 1000, Social Inquiry Program, University of Technology, Sydney; 2nd Semester 2007 42 56 2 two-hour tutorials per week Tutored the Course: a subject that discusses the 500-year history of European colonialism and modernity and to issues of continuing importance raised by these momentous phenomena. (See Section 2 for more details); Students’ overall satisfaction: 4.13/5.00 with 62% rate of response
“Pathways from the Periphery? New Industrialized Countries” (POLS 2095), Level 2000, Department of Politics and International Relations, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU 2nd Semester 2006 53 42 3 one-hour tutorials Tutored the Course: conducted small group tutorial sessions with occasional large teaching lecture sessions, as well as marking and assessment (of assignments, essays, presentations, etc.), providing feedbacks, coordinating the course activities and discussion sessions, and 1h/w consultation. Students’ overall satisfaction: 5.5/7.00
Environment and Society” (SOCY2022), Level 2000, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, ANU, 2nd Semester 2006 40 28 2 one-hour tutorials Tutored the Course, contribution as above. Specific stress on the impacts of globalization processes on the relation between society and environment in both the cases of First World and Third World societies; discussing the Environmental Justice Movement and its globalization.
“Development and Change” (POLS 2011), Department of Politics and International Relations, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU 1st Semester 2006 106 84 6 one-hour tutorials Tutored the Course: conducted small group tutorial sessions with occasional large teaching lecture sessions, as well as marking and assessment (of assignments, essays, presentations, etc.), providing feedback, coordinating the course activities and discussion sessions, and 1h/w consultation.
Total since 1st Semester 2006: 13 subjects 8 semesters 650students 720hours
  • · Almost all forms of teaching at all levels of education in Social Sciences have been experienced: lecturing, seminar, tutorial, supervision, online, mixed mode on & off campus,
  • · Significant Cross-disciplinary quality teaching at high profile Universities

B. Research and honours supervision

Name of candidate

Degree Date of enrolment Date of completion Role in supervision (primary or joint)
Ms Elodie Sprenger PhD 1 March 2010 Co-supervisor (50%)
Mr Mohammad Rahman PhD (sociology and anthropology) Postponed to 1 March 2011 Co-supervisor (20% first year and 80% second year)
Mr. Luke Hughes (c9513304 ) Master of Social Change & Development, Course SOCA6670 (Social Change and Development Research Project) 27 July 2009 End of 2nd Semester 2009 2 hours individual supervision per week, (See Section 2 for more details)

Research Profile

C. Research income including grants related to teaching and learning

Title of project and names of chief investigators Role in project Source and scheme Commencement date Duration Total grant amount AUD
Political Islam and the Formation of Political Identity among Young Muslims in the West: A Comparative Study of Australian and Canadian Cases; CI Hosseini, CI Medani, CI Lovat (G0900232) Project Leader Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ASSA International Science Linkages Bilateral Program 1/03/2010 10 month –  ends on 1/03/2010 $ 7,465
Identity Politics of Islamism and the Young Muslims’ Political Identity in Australia: A Preliminary Qualitative Study, CI Hosseini (G0189928) Sole CI University of Newcastle, Early Career Researcher Grant 8/03/2010 One year,ends on 8/03/2010 $ 9,800
“Violence and Social Order”, Program Leader: Associate Prof. Philip Dwyer; funded by The Humanities Research Institute, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle; 9 other CIs. CI Humanities Research Centre, FEDUA Research Programs Funding April 2010 2 year, until Feb 2012 A$35,000 + 1.4 FTE.
Research Assistant Recruitment linked to an external grant G0900232. (at HEW04 – Level 1 for 100 hours data collection and analysis) CI Humanities Research Centre, FEDUA, Research Support Funding Agreement 02 Aug 2010 4. 5 months, 15 Dec. 2010 $ 3,500
The Job Readiness of Muslim Jobseekers and the Relative Effectiveness of Employment Support Services in Australia;   CIs: Professor Terence Lovat; Professor William Mitchell; Associate Professor Pamela Nilan; Doctor S A Hosseini ; Doctor Beth Cook; Doctor Ibtihal Samarayi (G0190368) CI Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Citizenship, National Action Plan for funding March 2009 One year $ 88,000
The Rise and Demise of Islamist-Market Fundamentalism: an economic sociological account of public policy in Post-Cold War Era, Dr S A Hosseini  (G0190277) Sole Chief Investigator, UoN, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Faculty of Education, New Staff Grant, Apr. 2009 1 year $ 6,015
“Islamist Extremism and the Young Muslims Political Identity in the West: Lessons for Australian Society”  (G0189992) Sole Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery Project, hosted by the University of Newcastle, **Submitted for 2010 DP ARC round 3 years 333,380 A$**Application unsuccessful
Global studies conference, Zayed Uni, Dubai UAE, (G0190136) Conference participant University of Newcastle – Faculty of Education and Arts Grant 20 May – 1 June 2009 Three days 1000.00 A$
SHSS Research Funding Support (Marking Relief Grant for the enhancement of research productivity) Applicant School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Funding Support 11/05/2010 6 months, until 30 Oct. 2010 $997
SHSS Research Funding Support (Marking Relief Grant for the enhancement of research productivity) Applicant School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Funding Support 06/04/2009 8 months,Until 20th Nov. 2009 $801.05

D – Publication Record

D Please provide a brief statement of the normal authorship order in your field of research
6 Career Best Research Publications/Research Outputs Statement of Individual Contribution and Impact
D21 Hosseini, S. A. (2010) ‘Alternative Globalizations: An Integrative Approach to Studying Dissident Knowledge in the Global Justice Movement’, New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-49476-2. Self-authored peer reviewed monograph book developed out of my PhD and post-PhD research, published by a internationally qualified academic publisher (Routledge) as part of a scholarly edited book series (Rethinking Globalization Series). My affiliation with the University is acknowledged. The book received positive and supportive reports from two academic reviewers who required minor changes and modifications.
D2 Lovat, T, Mitchell, W., Nilan, P., Hosseini, S A, Cook, B., Samarayi, I., Mansfield, M. (2010) Australian Muslim Jobseekers: Labour Market Experience, Job Readiness, and the Relative Effectiveness of Employment Support Services, Research Report, Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Canberra, Australia. While writing a section of the research proposal, I took a principal role by integrating different parts of an initial draft of the research proposal into one application. I finalized and submitted the application to the DIAC through RISIW; when successfully granted, as a CI from RISIW, I participated in completing the literature review section of the final report, closely and critically reviewed the research tools, ethics clearance applications, collected data and findings and provided the team with my feedback. Among the suggestions I made was the use of an analytical model which was devised by the CofFEE (a partner research centre) in order to integrate the macro and microanalyses in the study. Under the leadership of Prof. Lovat, the study has been successfully completed and the report has been submitted to the DIAC
D3 Hosseini, S. A. (2010) ‘Activist Knowledge: Interrogating the Ideational Landscape of Social Movements’, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 ( ): – . The article starts with a criticism of mainstream theories in social movement studies and therefore needs to be persuasive enough to overcome the immense influence these theories may have on many of scholars including the possible journal reviewers. The publication of this paper will have a great impact on the political sociology of knowledge since it develops a new approach in this area of study for investigating knowledge and ideas produced by social and political activists.
D4 Hosseini, S A (2009) ‘Global complexities and the rise of global justice movement: A new notion of justice?’, The Global Studies Journal, 2 15-36  [C1]; PES Publication Number: 156437 I have authored the article based on the extension of my PhD research into the new area of Global Justice debate. Though not ranked yet by the ARC, the journal is peer reviewed and edited by a group of leading scholars (such as Prof. Jan N. Pieterse) in the area of global studies. I have reviewed three articles for the journal during the last year. My affiliation with the University is acknowledged in the article. This publication represents the university in Global Studies as a newly emerging multidisciplinary field of study.
D5 Hosseini, S. A. (2006) ‘Beyond Practical Dilemmas and Conceptual Reductionism: the Emergence of an Accommodative Consciousness in the Alternative Globalization Movement’, Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies [online], 3, 1. Published in an A Journal (ranked by ERA), the paper attempts to show the emergence of a new ideological trend within the global field of resistance against the corporate-led globalization. It has significantly contributed into the studies of social movements by inventing new sociological concepts and exploring new ideological trends in the anti-globalization movement; although this is published prior to my appointment during my PhD research, the article is one of my best contributions to this newly growing area of study and simply shows my capacity to publish my works in A Journals.
D6 ‘Accommodative consciousness’ in Movements for Alternative Globalization: an integrative approach to investigating the cognitive bases of solidarity in social movement studies; Author: S. A. Hamed Hosseini, Publisher: Australian National University, 2006; Length: 404; pages; Subjects: Anti-globalization movement, Globalization, Social movements PhD thesis as my PhD research output, submitted in April 2006 and passed with no revision or correction required by three examiners, currently available at the Australian National University Library. (Call Number(s): .b22838223) and Libraries Australia (ID 43067447); My doctoral thesis was passed with no revision and received praising feedbacks from its three examiners, such as: ‘a rather impressive analytical framework ‘; ‘a coherent and substantial piece of writing’; ‘Its theoretical contribution is original’; ‘an interesting and novel way …. a great theoretical job in developing a framework for analyzing globalization and the anti-globalization movement’.

Service Profile:

E1. Service in relation to School and Faculty

Year commenced Duration Description of service activity and outcomes
March 2009 1 year A Research Project for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that evaluate the effectiveness of the Departments job provision programs for Muslim communities across Australia and provides the Best Practice Models
2009 1 month Closely working with the SOCA discipline convenor, Dr. Helen Belcher, and other academic and administrative staff in the development of four new courses added to the University/Faculty/School curriculum
2009 ongoing Associate Faculty Researcher, The Australian Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (TAISIW), University of Newcastle, Australia.
2008 ongoing Associated Faculty Researcher, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Newcastle, Australia.
2009 1 semester Administrating and coordinating  SOCA3902 – Religion and Politics in Contemporary Society
2009 1 semester Administrating and coordinating SOCA6100 – International Health
2009 1 semester Administrating and coordinated SOCA4090 – Honours I and SOCA4100 – Honours II courses

 

E2. Service in relation to the University

Year commenced

Duration

Description of service activity and outcomes

2009

One month

Collaboration with both the University of Newcastle, Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing and Affinity Intercultural Foundation (a Sydney base NGO) in the provision of a national cohesion conference: Challenging Islamophobia towards Social Justice & Inclusion; held at the newly established Law Faculty of the University of Sydney between Sunday 19th of July and Tuesday 21st of July 2009.

2009

Four years

Membership of the International Sociological Association, and its three associated research committees, as an outcome, my affiliation with this international delegation of expertise in sociology can promote the University in the global community and foster an international exchange of ideas and experiences and can improve chances of future research collaborations.

28 Oct. 2009

1 day

Presented a seminar on Islamic Studies in Australia to an academic delegation from two Indonesian universities and discussed joint capacity building, in collaboration with the Faculties International Partnership Unit and alongside the University’s Academic and Global Relations policy.

E3. Service in relation to external communities and organizations

Year commenced

Duration

Description of service activity and outcomes

2009 March 28th

One day

‘Economics for Ordinary Folk’ training workshop for social activists hosted by AFTINET and AID/WATCH, Sydney. I presented a speech on Global Resistance and Alternatives. I used my knowledge acquired through teaching and researching the issues around the topic in my speech in order to help activists become familiar with academic discussions. Conversations after each speech in the workshop were useful in bridging between political practice and academic knowledge

2007

ongoing

Maintaining my connections with the Cosmopolitan Civil Society Research Centre, based at the UTS through participation in seminars, communications, discussions and possibly joint research projects

2007

Ongoing

As an Accredited Professional Translator by the Australian National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), I have translated a number of INGO documents and policy papers from English to Persian and published in my personal weblogs

2010

Ongoing

Setting up four semi-professional weblogs in order to contribute to public debates by drawing on my professional knowledge:

1. Global Alternatives: https://globalalternatives.wordpress.com/

2. Sacred Secular: http://thesacredsecular.wordpress.com/

3. Life on the Margins: http://marginalization.wordpress.com/

4. Colliding Cosmos: http://hamedhosseini.wordpress.com/

2010

Ongoing

Three facebook pages related to three courses (SOCA3420, SOCA6100, and SOCA61200) in order to share live stories and online audio-visual files in a much faster and more appealing way than the Blackboard. The students can contribute by posting the most recent news stories and links to the pages. This also helps students find and choose the most current examples and cases for their analysis and assignments.

 

E5. Service in relation to Discipline/Profession

Year commenced

Description of service activity and outcomes

2010

Refereed three journal articles submitted to the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science

2009

Associate Journal Editor, Global Studies Journal,

2009

Refereed a submitted article for Portal: Journal of International Studies

2009

Refereed a submitted article for Journal of Sociology

2009

Refereed 3 submitted journal articles for Global Studies Journal

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