Abdie Kazemipur is a Professor of sociology and the University Scholar research chair in social sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Previously, he served as Stephen Jarislowsly Chair in Culture Change at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has been the founding Academic Director of two Research Data Centres at the University of Lethbridge and Memorial University. His research is in two distinct areas: 1) the socio-economic experiences of immigrants in Canada; and 2) the socio-cultural developments in the Middle East.
He writes in both English and Persian. Commentaries on his works have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, la Presse, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, and Lethbridge Herald newspapers. He is regularly contacted by various media outlets for comments on issues related to immigrants, religion, Muslims, and the Middle East.