I am Associate Professor in New Social Research and member of the Tampere research group for Cultural & Political Sociology. My research centers on global & transnational sociology, as well as sociology of religion (especially Islam). I have recently been studying global social change through epistemic governance in modern world society, and the role of morality in politics. I have also been working on transnational religion, including radicalization and hereticization amongst modern Muslims, and the social relevance of religious images. I teach and supervise students in the international Master’s Degree on Global & Transnational Sociology.

Past and potential themes for (co)supervision include:

  • Epistemic governance: how global social change is justified
  • Global governance: national decision-making in an age of interdependence
  • World culture and morality
  • Globalization and localization: what’s local and where’s global
  • Globalization and religion
  • Islam in Europe

… or anything with the title “global” in it!

I’m very open to specific topics within these themes, and am excited to hear about your related interests. You would also benefit from interaction with a highly productive and active research group with an abiding interest in global sociology, and other international Master’s students in the MDP.

Sociology students wishing to write their Master’s theses in English in one of these themes, or to discuss their potential ideas, are welcome to contact me: ali.qadir[at]uta.fi.

See more on my webpage.