RSS Journal is Delighted to Welcome Dr. Sabreena Ghaffar Siddiqui to Our Editorial Board!

Dr. Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui (RSSJ Editorial Board Member) is an award-winning public speaker, media pundit, researcher, and human rights advocate. She is currently a professor of sociology and criminology at Sheridan College and a diversity equity inclusion/policy consultant. Focusing in the areas of migration, race/ethnicity and ethno-religio diasporic identity, Dr. Ghaffar-Siddiqui’s research has explored the ways in which […]

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I-RSS Launches the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal!

We at I-RSS are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal: the Religious and Socio-Political Journal (RSSJ), published through the University of Alberta! We are committed to providing a platform for inter-disciplinary academic research on Muslims in Canada. We accept submissions from researchers working in the fields of sociology, […]

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Policy Report Publication on Muslim Youth in Canada

“Lessons from Examining Canadian Muslim Youth Challenges and Pathways to Resilience” by Khaled Al Qazzaz and Nakita Valerio is a companion policy piece to two full study articles (publication forthcoming). Muslim youth in Canada face daily challenges which impact their sense of identity and belonging, their mental health and well-being, and their faith. After 72 […]

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Nakita Valerio is the New I-RSS Research Director

Join the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) in welcoming a new Research Director, Nakita Valerio, to the team! Nakita will be responsible for overseeing all research operations, as well as facilitating academic forums, collaborative work with other scholars, and research-based advocacy efforts. Nakita Valerio is an award-winning writer, researcher, and Muslim community organizer based […]

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Forum on Religious Responses to Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Hatred

On August 16th, 2018, the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (IRSS) held their first event to launch their latest publications and center the discussion around the research on “Jewish responses to Anti-Semitism: Lessons for Anti-Muslim hatred.” In attendance were 40 guests including the esteemed panelists Mr. Bernier Farber, former CEO of the Canadian Jewish […]

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New Publications!

We are excited to launch our first research publications in partnership with the Tessellate Institute. “Jewish Responses to Anti-Semitism: Lessons for Anti-Muslim Hatred” by Nakita Valerio is a meticulously researched paper that utilizes in-depth interviews, metastudies, newspapers, and statistics to create a unique opportunity for Muslim advocacy groups and individuals to learn from the Jewish […]

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Welcome to IRSS’s Blog!

Welcome! Aside from our research publications and academic forums, the blog is another place you can get added depth and scope regarding our research projects. We will also have guest posts time to time which will We have a few exciting events coming up in the summer of 2018: Our first joint-research publication with Tessellate […]

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