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 North America. Dr. Tareq Sharawi of I-RSS and Brennan McDaniel of ISPU shared the approaches and thematic findings of their research projects and also discussed the decolonization of methodologies they navigated as they discovered the […]

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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 with great introductions, comments, and questions from attendees! Take a watch of the video linked below to see the entire presentation. I-RSS slides are available here. Please note that the information shared in the presentation […]

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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 some authors argue that there are no clear means of measuring a sense of community identity, especially for comparative analysis (Puddifoot 1995), and others have proposed foundations for the development of community identity, especially through […]

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I-RSS in Both Worlds: Bridging Academia and Community through Relationships

I-RSS is proud to work with a wide network of community and research organizations. Of course, our work includes other important areas of contribution such as advocacy at all levels of government and in the education sphere, as well as creating critical spaces directly in the academic world to amplify and uplift post-disciplinary, decolonial Muslim […]

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New Publications from I-RSS: Muslim Organizations Policy Report and Literature Review on Canadian Muslim Themes

I-RSS is pleased to announce two new publications on our website, each of which are part of larger research studies conducted by primary researchers Fatima Chakroun and Nakita Valerio from 2021-2022. Muslim Organizations in Canada Policy Paper: Recommendations for Canadian Muslim Organizations Based on a Composite Picture Study by Fatima Chakroun is a companion policy piece to […]

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Why Qualitative Research Matters to Policy

Qualitative research is research that relies on data sources such as interviews, questionnaires, observation, text or image documents, artifacts and more. In other words, any kind of data that cannot be quantified, or measured in numerical terms. Qualitative research typically focuses on understanding concepts, perceptions, and experiences. For example, a quantitative study of the Muslim […]

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The future of quantitative research on Muslims in Canada?

Did you know that much of the statistical data on Muslims in Canada that researchers have to work with comes from just a few main sources? Most of the quantitative data we use comes from Statistics Canada and a few large-scale surveys. Each of these sources has provided the data for many high quality studies, […]

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Introducing the Religious & Socio-Political Studies Journal

I-RSS is excited to launch the first issue of the Religious & Socio-political Studies Journal this summer. This interdisciplinary, academic journal fills an important need for scholarly research about Muslims, for Muslims and often by Muslims. It also represents a step forward for I-RSS in support of our mission to produce original and relevant research […]

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I-RSS Internship Program: Fostering Leadership Through Arts and Social Sciences Research

The I-RSS internship program fosters the next generation of social science and humanities researchers, advocates and policy leaders. The program supports our overarching mission to create original and relevant research, and space for outreach, advocacy and discussion on issues affecting Muslims in North America.¬† I-RSS interns are undergraduate students in the social sciences and humanities. […]

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