RSS Journal Cover Design Contest ($300 Prize!)

Are you a Muslim artist/graphic designer in Canada? At the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) and the brand new Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ), we are hosting a cover design contest for our upcoming inaugural issue! The prize for the winning design is $300! If you’re a Muslim artist/graphic designer, we’d love […]

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RSS Journal Call for Papers: 50 Years of Multiculturalism and Being Muslim in Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS 50 Years of Multiculturalism and Being Muslim in Canada  (Special Edition of RSS Journal (Inaugural)) In light of the 2021 50th Anniversary of Multiculturalism in Canada, the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ) –  a new double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary journal from the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS) – […]

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RSS Journal is Delighted to Welcome Elisabeth Hill to Our Editorial Board!

At the Religious and Socio-Political Studies Journal (RSSJ) we are delighted to welcome Elisabeth Hill to our editorial board, in anticipation of shortly launching our first Call for Papers. Elisabeth Hill (Academic Copy-Editor, Research Assistant and RSS Journal Editorial Board member) is a researcher, writer, and editor living on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton AB. […]

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RSS Journal is Delighted to Welcome Professor Muna Saleh to Our Editorial Board!

Professor Muna Saleh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton. Drawing upon her experiences as a Canadian Muslim woman, mother, educator, and researcher, Muna’s doctoral research was a Killam Trusts-funded narrative inquiry into the experiences of Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers. Prior to engaging in graduate studies, she […]

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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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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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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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