I-RSS has provided policy analyses and recommendations based on original research to Muslim organizations and governments across Canada since 2018.

Our Latest Publications

Our latest publications include the following articles:

Making Space for Religious Voices and Ways of Life: A Needs Assessment of Albertan Religious Communities and an Example for Religious Studies Centers (RSCs) –  Final Report, Chester Ronning Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life (University of Alberta – Augustana), Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies, 2023 by Nakita Valerio.
Shaping Tomorrow: Understanding Muslim Youth Needs in the Waterloo Region –  Final Report, Coalition of Muslim Women – Kitchener-Waterloo, Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies, 2023 by Nakita Valerio 

European Approaches to Stopping Islamophobia are Inadequate: Lessons for Canadians Combating Anti-Muslim Racism and Hatred. Journal of Hate Studies, 18(1), 63– 79 by Hassina Alizai (2023)

Muslims and Multiculturalism in Canada, First Issue of the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal, (2022)

Muslim Organizations in Canada Policy Paper:  Recommendations for Canadian Muslim Organizations Based on  a Composite Picture Study by Fatima Chakroun (2022)

From the I-RSS Blog

RSS Journal Call for Papers Extension

RSS Journal Call for Papers Extension

RSS Journal invites submissions for this collection dedicated to local, regional, national, and global community identity, experiences and discussions, as…

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I-RSS Video – Indigenous Muslims of North America Studies Discussion

I-RSS Video – Indigenous Muslims of North America Studies Discussion

In May, I-RSS was happy to host an incredible discussion of two landmark and important studies on Indigenous Muslims in North…

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I-RSS Video- Persuaded by the Qur’an: Converting to Islam in Canada

I-RSS Video- Persuaded by the Qur’an: Converting to Islam in Canada

Last week's talk with I-RSS Researcher Nuray Catic entitled "Persuaded by the Qur'an" Converting to Islam in Canada" was an illuminating…

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Indigenous History Month is an Opportunity to Change your Perspective

Indigenous History Month is an Opportunity to Change your Perspective

This article was originally published here: https://www.ualberta.ca/chester-ronning-centre/news/2023/indigenous-history-month-is-an-opportunity-to-change-your-perspective.html Nakita Valerio - June 21, 2023 The beginning of June marked the start…

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I-RSS Video: Shaping Tomorrow –  Understanding Muslim Youth Needs in the Waterloo Region

I-RSS Video: Shaping Tomorrow – Understanding Muslim Youth Needs in the Waterloo Region

This past weekend, I-RSS Research Director Nakita Valerio had the pleasure of presenting "Shaping Tomorrow: Understanding Muslim Youth Needs in…

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I-RSS Video: Indigenous Muslims in North America

I-RSS Video: Indigenous Muslims in North America

Last week, I-RSS was happy to host an incredible discussion of two landmark and important studies on Indigenous Muslims in…

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I-RSS Video: Submitting to Academic Journals

I-RSS Video: Submitting to Academic Journals

Last week's webinar on Submitting to Academic Journals with RSS Journal Editor-in-Chief Nakita Valerio was an informative session that ended…

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RSS Journal Call for Papers: Muslim Community Experiences in Canada

RSS Journal Call for Papers: Muslim Community Experiences in Canada

The concept of community identity within the social sciences and humanities has been understood in a variety of ways. While…

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Upcoming Publications

Traditional Islamic Scholarship on Family and Kinship Ties –  A Meta-Analysis (forthcoming)

Anthology of Muslim Histories, Community Developments, and  Contributions Across Canada (forthcoming)

Approaches to Disrupting Islamophobia in Canada (forthcoming)

The Role of Islam in Western Muslim Family and Kinship Conceptualizations (forthcoming)

Examining Primary Challenges Facing Muslim Youth in Canada: Crisis of Identity and Its Detrimental Outcomes (forthcoming) 

Examining Pathways of Resilience for Muslim Youth in Canada: Youth-Driven Solutions and Belonging in Canadian Muslim Communities (forthcoming)

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