Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Faculty Member of Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Publications

 

Books

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2020). Doing Qualitative Research in Language Education. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Preface

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and De Costa, P. (Eds.) (2020). The sociopolitics of English language testing. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Al-Issa, A. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (Eds.) (2020). English language education worldwide today: Ideologies, policies, and practices. London: Routledge.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (Ed.). (2017). Reflections on qualitative research in language and literacy education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Rouzbeh, H. (Eds.). (2015). Instances of Islamophobia: Demonizing the Muslim ‘other’. Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (Eds.). (2011). Confronting academic knowledge. Tehran: Iran University Press. (Download Book Part 1, Part 2)

 

Books (Translated)

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (Trans.). (2019). بامداد فلوجه (Farsi Translation of “Sunrise Over Fallujah”, By W. D. Myers (2008), New York: Scholastic Press). Tehran: Soroush Publications.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Kiyanfar, R. (Trans.). (2012). آیا علم ریشه در غرب دارد؟ (Farsi Translation of “Is science Western in origin?”, By C. K, Raju (2010), Malaysia: Multiversity). Tehran: Amir Kabir Publications. (Download Translation)

 

Journal Special Issues Edited 

● Doecke, B., Mirhosseini, S. A., Al-Issa, A., and Yandel, J. (Eds.). (2019). The Ideological Work of Teaching English. Special Issue of Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 26(3).

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (Ed.). (2018). Politics of Research in Language Education. Guest Edited Special Issue of Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 15(4).

 

Chapters in Books

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Babu, S. (2020). Policies of English language teaching within the global “war of ideas”. In A. Al-Issa and S. A. Mirhosseini (Eds.), Worldwide English language education today: Ideologies, policies, and practices (pp. 18–34). London: Routledge.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Shafiee, Z. (2019). Writing louder? Coping with the push to publish in English at an Iranian university. In J. Corcoran, K. Englander, and L. Muresan (Eds.), Pedagogies and policies for publishing research in English: Local initiatives supporting international scholars (pp. 252–265). London: Routledge. (Invited Chapter)

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017). Scientism as a linchpin of oppressing isms in language education research. In D. J. Rivers and K. Zotzmann (Eds.), Isms in language education: Oppression, intersectionality and emancipation (185-202). Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017). Introduction: Qualitative research in language and literacy education. In S. A. Mirhosseini (Ed.), Reflections on qualitative research in language and literacy education (pp. 1–13). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Rouzbeh, H. (2015). Introduction: Islamophobia as a global concern beyond Muslim communities. In S. A. Mirhosseini and H. Rouzbeh (Eds.), Instances of Islamophobia: Demonizing the Muslim ‘other’ (pp. 1–10). Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Khodakarami, S. (2015). A glimpse of contrasting de jure–de facto ELT policies in Iran. In C. Kennedy, (Ed.). English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Innovations, trends and challenges (23–32). London: British Council. (Invited Chapter)

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2012). Decolonizing language education research in Iranian universities. In C. Alvares and S. S. Faruqi (Eds.), Decolonising the university: The emerging quest for non-Eurocentric paradigms (pp. 290–308). Malaysia, Pinang: University Sains Malaysia and Citizens International.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2011). Who accepts? Who rejects?: The case of a rejected paper in applied linguistics. In F. Salager-Meyer and B. Lewin (Eds.), Crossed words: Criticism in scholarly writing (pp. 153–172). New York: Peter Lang.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2011). Whose knowledge? Whose language?: Reeds crying tales of separation. In S. Ghahremani-Ghajar and S. A.Mirhosseini (Eds.), Confronting academic knowledge (pp. 217–233). Tehran: Iran University Press.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Mirhosseini, S. A., and Fattahi, H. (2009). Re-searching pains: Iranian students exploring medical English. In A. Smith and G. Strong (Eds.), Adult language learners: Context and innovation (pp. 107–114). USA, Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

● Mirhosseini, S. A., Shirazizadeh, M., and Pakizehdel, H. (forthcoming). Bridging language education and ‘New Literacy Studies’: Reinvigorating courses of general English at an Iranian university. Language, Identity and Education. DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2020.1791713

Mirhosseini, S. A. and Badri, N. (2020). بررسی آگاهی دانشجویان دانشگاه‌های تهران نسبت به سیاست‌های بین‌المللی گسترش زبان انگلیسی (Examining the awareness of students at universities in Tehran regarding the international policies of spreading the English language) (In Farsi). Journal of Foreign Language Research, 10(1), 82-99.

● Mirhosseini, S. A., and Noori, M. (2019). Discursive portrayal of Islam as "a part of America's story" in Obama's presidential speeches. Journal of Language and Politics, 18(6), 915-937.

● Doecke, B., Mirhosseini, S. A., Al-Issa, A., and Yandell, J. (2019). Editorial: The ideological work of English teaching. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 26(3), 216-220.

● Tajik, L., Mirhosseini, S. A., and Ramezani, A. (2019). "Now as a teacher": Novice teachers reflect on English language teacher education in Iran. The Qualitative Repor, 24(6), 1373–1398.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2019). Review Essay: A view of two classic introductory qualitative research texts evolving through decades. Qualitative Research, 19(2), 231234. 

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Kianfar, R. (2019). Writing the world in a foreign language. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 26(1), 16–29.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2018). Introduction to the special issue: Politics of research in language education. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 15(4). 231–236.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Badri, N. (2018). Perspectives of Iranian university students on learning English: A practical need or an international policy push. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 25(3), 286–299.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2018). Mixed methods research in TESOL: Procedures combined or epistemology confused? TESOL Quarterly, 52(2), 468–478. 

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2018). An invitation to the less-treaded path of autoethnography in TESOL research. TESOL Journal, 9(1), 76-92. 

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2018). Issues of ideology in English language education worldwide: An overview. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 26(1), 19–33. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/aSUUUU3J3KXKyz86PxPY/full

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017). Discursive Double-Legitimation of (Avoiding) another War in Obama’s 2013 Address on Syria. Journal of Language and Politics, 16(5), 706–730.

● Mirhosseini, S. A., Sazvar, A., and Rashed, F. (2017). “I love foreigners’ attitudes towards life”: Reproducing lifestyles in an Iranian ‘English language teaching’ context. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47(5), 756–772.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017). Early metaphorical communication: Farsi-speaking children beginning to learn proverbs. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 7(1), 71–86.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Abazari, P. (2016). My language is like my mother”: Aspects of language attitudes in a bilingual Farsi-Azerbaijani context in Iran. Open Linguistics, 2, 373–385.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Khodakarami, S. (2016). Aspects of ‘English language education’ policies in Iran: ‘Our own beliefs’ or ‘out of who you are’?. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 11(3), 283–299. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6rdyyeEJgGfuQeRvUAfY/full

Mirhosseini, S. A. and Doostdar, H. M. (2016).   ابعاد سیاسی-فرهنگی همکاری‌های علمی بین المللی در اسناد ملی علم و فناوری کشورهای منتخب  (Political and cultural aspects of international scientific collaboration in national science and technology plans of selected countries( (In Farsi). Intercultural Studies Quarterly, 10(2), 45–76.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2016). Listen to what doctors say: Discursive authority in two Persian medical publications. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 6(1), 77–87.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2015). Resisting magic waves: Ideologies of ‘English language teaching’ in Iranian newspaper advertisements. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 36(6), 932–947.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2015). Loving but not living the vernacular: A glimpse of Mazandarani-Farsi linguistic culture in northern Iran. Language Problems and Language Planning, 39(2), 154–170.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Samar, R. G. (2015). Ideologies of ‘English language teaching’ in Iranian academic research: Mainstream, alternative, and beyond. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 12(2), 110–136.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Doostdar, H. M. (2015). دیپلماسی علمی به مثابه قدرت نرم  (Science diplomacy as soft power) (In Farsi). Biannual Journal of Soft Power Studies, 4(2), 127–147.

● Doostdar, H. M. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2014). سیاست‌ها و فرآیند‌هاي ارتقاء اعضاء هیأت علمی در دانشگاه‌هاي منتخب جهان (Policies and processes of academic promotion in selected universities of the world) (In Farsi). Sharif University Journal of Science and Technology Policy, 2(4), 55–70.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Doostdar, H. M. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2012). We have been living with this pain: enquiry-based language learning in Iranian higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 17(3), 269–281.

● Kiany, G. R., Mirhosseini, S. A., and Navidinia, H. (2011). Foreign language education policies in Iran: Pivotal macro considerations. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning (Formerly Tabriz University Journal of Humanities), Volume 53, No 222, 49–70.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Fattahi, H. (2010). The language of ‘circule’: Discursive construction of false referral in Iranian teaching hospitals. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(3), 304–325.

● Doostdar, H. M. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). The core and cover of quality in higher education. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 7(2), 45–55.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). For our learn of English: Dialogue journal writing in EFL Education. Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL, 24(1), 40–48.

● Doostdar, H. M. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2008). بررسی تطبیقی معیارهای ارتقاء اعضاء هیأت علمی در آموزش عالی (A comparative investigation of academic promotion criteria in higher education) (In Farsi). Journal of Science and Technology Policy, 1 (3), 91–106.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2008). English and a world of diversities: confrontation, appropriation, awareness. Applied Linguistics, 29(2), 312–317.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2007). Real flowers or plastic flowers in learning medical English. The Asian ESP Journal, 3(1), 107–111.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2006). گفتگو و نگارش نقادانه در جریان ژورنال نویسی گفتگویی به زبان انگلیسی در یکی از دبیرستانهاي تهران (Dialogue and critical literacy in English dialogue journal writing in a Tehran high school) (In Farsi). Alzahra University Journal of Humanities (Special issue on foreign language education), 16, 25–53.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2005). English class or speaking about everything class? Dialogue journal writing as a critical EFL literacy practice in an Iranian high school. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 18(3), 286–299.

 

Book Reviews

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2020). [Review of the book Global perspectives on language education policies, by J. Crandall and K. M. Bailey (Eds.). (2018), New York, Routledge]. Journal of Education Policy, 35(2), 283-286.
● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Taromsari, S. M. (2019). [Review of the book Autonomy, agency, and identity in teaching and learning English as a foreign language, by (Mark) Feng Teng (2019). Springer, Singapore]. System, 86, Article 102134.

● Rambukwella, H. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2019). [Review of the book International perspectives on critical pedagogies in ELT, M. E. Lopez-Gopar (Ed.). (2019), Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan]. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 26(4), 332–335.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2019). [Review of the book The SAGE handbook of qualitative business and management research methods (Two volumes), by C. Cassell, A. L. Cunliffe, and G. Grandy (Eds.). (2018). Los Angeles: SAGE Reference]. Tourism Management, 74, 408–409.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Noori, M. (2019). [Review of the book Doing qualitative research: The craft of naturalistic inquiry (2nd ed.), by J. Beuving and G. de Vries (2015). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press]. Educational Action Research, 27(2), 331334.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Rashed, F. (2017). [Review of the book Doing sociolinguistics: A practical guide to data collection and analysis, by M. Meyerhoff, E. Schleef, and L. MacKenzie (2015). New York: Routledge]. Sociolinguistic Studies, 11(1), 207209 .

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2016). [Review of the book Resistance to the known: Counter-conduct in language education, by D. Rivers (Ed.). (2015), Basingstoke, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan]. System, 58, 128–130.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Shafaghiha, G. (2015). [Review of the book Introducing qualitative research in psychology (3rd ed.), by C. Willing (2013), Buckingham, UK: Open University Press]. The Journal of Social Psychology, 155(2), 185–188.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Bagheri-Lori, F. (2015). [Review of the book Doing Qualitative research from start to finish, by Robert Yin (2011), New York: Guilford Press]. Qualitative Sociology Review, 11(1), 126–128.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Fattahi, H. (2009). [Review of the book The language of pain: Expression or description?, by C. Lascaratou (2007), Amsterdam: John Benjamins]. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 19(2), 334–336.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). [Review of An introduction to language policy: Theory and method, by T. Ricento (Ed.). (2006), USA, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing]. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 19(2), 209–213.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2008). [Review of the book Critical pedagogies and language learning, by B. Norton and K. Toohey (Eds.). (2004), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press]. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 21(2), 186–190.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2007). [Review of the book Discourse and power in a multilingual world, by A. Blackledge (2005), Amsterdam: John Benjamins]. Journal of Pragmatics, 39(12), 2355–2357.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2007). [Notice of the book Educating English language learners: A synthesis of research evidence, by F. Genesee, K. Lindholm-Leary, W. M. Saunders, and D. Christian (Eds.). (2006), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press]. Language in Society, 36(4), 645.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2007). [Notice of the book Applied linguistics as social science, by A. Sealey and B. Carter (2004), New York: Continuum]. Language in Society, 36(4), 644–645.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2007). [Joint Review of the books A companion to qualitative research, by U. Flick, E. von Kardorff, and I. Steinke (Eds.). (2004), London: SAGE, and Understanding qualitative research and ethnomethodology, by P. ten Have (2004), London: SAGE]. Discourse and Society, 18(2), 233–236.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2006). [Review of the book Analysing discourse: Textual analysis for social research, by N. Fairclough (2003), London: Routledge]. Language in Society, 35(4), 620–624.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2006). [Review of the book Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children, by V. M. Vasquez (2004), USA, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates]. THE LINGUIST LIST. Available online at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/17/17-2164.html.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2005). [Review of the book Understanding reading (6th ed.), by F. Smith (2004), USA, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum]. Reading in a Foreign Language, 17(2), 168–171.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2005). [Review of the book Discourse and technology: Multimodal discourse analysis, by P. Levine and R. Scollon (Eds.). (2004), Georgetown University Press]. Applied Linguistics, 26(4), 597–600. 

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2005). [Review of the book Task-based instruction in foreign language education: Practices and programs, by B. L. Leaver and J. R. Willis (Eds.). (2004), Georgetown University Press]. THE LINGUIST LIST. Available online at:  http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-1664.html.

 

Non-Refereed Publications

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017). آموزش زبان انگلیسی و مسألۀ نفوذ (English language teaching and the issue of influence) (In Farsi). Keyhan newspaper, February 5, 2017 (Bahman 17, 1395).

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2014). تخت‌هایی به طول بیست (Beds of Twenty) (In Farsi). Khanevade-ye Mofid (Quarterly publication of Mofid Educational Complex, Tehran), No. 25, 24–25.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). 3من  هفت گناه (My seven sins [3]) (In Farsi). Roshd-e Rahnamaei, 15(4), 38–39.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). 2من  هفت گناه (My seven sins [2]) (In Farsi). Roshd-e Rahnamaei, 15(3), 22–23.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009). 1 منهفت گناه  (My seven sins [1]) (In Farsi). Roshd-e Rahnamaei, 15(2), 22–23.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2003). در عمل  توان‌آفرینی(Empowerment in practice) (In Farsi). Gaam (Periodical Publication of Mofid Educational Complex, Tehran), 1, 5–6.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2003). توان‌آفرینی و طرح مسأله در آموزش نقادانه (Empowerment and problem posing in critical education) (In Farsi). Gaam (Periodical Publication of Mofid Educational Complex, Tehran), Preliminary Series, No. 5, 4–5.

 

Conference Presentations

 

● Mirhosseini, S. A., Tajik, L., and Afifezade, M. (2019, May). Changes for the better in a globalized Era: MA TEFL admission processes and procedures in Iran and universities around the world. Paper presented at the Fifth ELT Conference. Allameh tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Pakizehdel, H. (2018, February). Teaching Courses of General English at an Iranian University based on the Idea of ‘Whole Language’. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Education and Social Sciences. Istanbul, Turkey.

Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017, November). “In any Tongue”: Reflections on Multilingualism and Education in Iran Today. Presented at the 12th International Language and Development Conference. Dakar, Senegal.

Shafiee, Z. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017, November). Iranian Academics’ Dilemmas Concerning the Dominance of English as the Privileged Language of Publication. Paper presented at The Fifteenth International Conference of the Teaching Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI15), Roudehen University, Iran.

● Noori, M. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2017, September). A critical exploration of the discursive portrayal of Islam in Barack Obama’s presidential speeches. Paper presented at The Eighth Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI8), University of Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Babu, S. (2017, May). Sticking a superpower’s tongue out beyond borders: American policies of teaching English worldwide. Paper presented at the Fourth ELT Conference. Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A., Babazade, Z., Mohammadi, M., and Zare, S. (2015, May). The language of ‘push for investment’: Persuasive discourse in bank advertisements. Paper presented at Alzahra University First National Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics. Tehran, Iran.

● Sazvar, A., Mirhosseini, S. A., and Rashed, F. (2015, May). The reflection and reproduction of lifestyles in an Iranian EFL context. Paper presented at Alzahra University First National Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics. Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Asadi, S. (2015, May). Not quite an innocent proficiency test: Aspects of the worldview underlying TOEFL content. Paper presented at Alzahra University First National Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics. Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A., Zohali, L., Zabihi, F., and Sanajoo, N. (2015, May). Living with ‘the language of Hafez’: A sociolinguistic glimpse of Iranians’ view of their great poet. Poster presented at Alzahra University First National Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics. Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Asadi, S. (2014, September). Exploring the lived experience of a graduate TEFL course of ‘qualitative research methodology. Paper presented at The Seventh Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI7), University of Tehran, Iran.

● Gafar Samar, R., Mehrani, M., and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2012, October). Does the supply meet the demands? The (mis)match between researchers’ interests and practitioners’ needs. Paper presented at The Tenth International Conference of the Teaching Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI10), Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. and Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. (2012, July). Crucial criticality in language learning; But is it enough? Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Critical Education, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2011, June). Decolonizing language education research in Iranian universities. Paper presented at The Fourth International Multiversity Conference, University Sains Malaysia, Pinang, Malaysia.

● Ghafar Samar, R. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2011, May). To me reading is not only…: An instance of socio-cultural SLA theory in practice. Paper presented at The Third National Conference on Education, Shahid Rajaei University, Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2009, October). The course book syndrome: ELT materials and language education policies in Iran. Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference of the Teaching Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI7), Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

● Kiany, G. R., Mirhosseini, S. A., Navidinia, H., Mehrani, M. B., Mohammadi, E., and Amiri, M. (2009, October). SYMPOSIUM; Foreign Language Education Policy as Part of Educational Reform: Pivotal Macro and Micro Considerations. The Seventh International Conference of the Teaching Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI7), Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2008, September). Let’s not measure: A call for fuzzy applied linguistics. British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, September 2008, Swansea University, UK. (Awarded the international Chris Brumfit Award for conference attendance, Not presented due to visa denial)

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S., Mirhosseini, S. A., and Fattahi, H. (2007, July). Living the language of pain: A language-discovery approach to medical English. Paper presented at The Fourth Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI4), July, 2007, University of Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2005, June). Advertisements demystified: A CDA approach to critical sociology of English language teaching in Iran. Paper presented at The Third Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI3), May 2005, University of Tehran, Iran.

● Mirhosseini, S. A. (2003, November). I hate you... It’s a real friend[ship] that I want to start with you: Empowerment and Dialogue in Critical foreign language literacy. International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED), November 2003, University of Waikato, New Zealand. (Accepted and included in the conference book of abstracts but not presented due to travel problems)

● Ghahremani-Ghajar, S. and Mirhosseini, S. A. (2003, May). Critical pedagogy and writing in English as a foreign language: Dialogue journal writing as a critical literacy practice. Paper presented at The Second Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI2), May 2003, University of Tehran, Iran.

 

Funded Research Projects

 

● Project Executive Manager,دیپلماسی علمی  (Science Diplomacy) (In Farsi) (2013). Project Directed by H. M. Doostdar, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Director, بررسی برنامه‌های همکاری علمی بین‌المللی مراکز منتخب جهان (An exploration of international collaboration programs at selected centers of the world) (In Farsi) (2011). Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration (CISSC), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Executive Manager,بررسی فرآیندهای اجرایی ارتقاء در شش دانشگاه جهان  (An investigation of executive processes of academic promotions at six universities of the world) (In Farsi) (2010). Project Directed by H. M. Doostdar, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Coordinator, بررسی برنامه‌های ملی علم و فناوری پنج کشور اروپایی (An investigation of national science plans of five European countries) (In Farsi) (2008). Project Directed by A. Ranjbar, Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration (CISSC), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Coordinator, بررسی برنامه‌های ملی علم و فناوری پنج کشور آسیایی (An investigation of national science plans of five Asian countries) (In Farsi) (2008). Project Directed by A. Ranjbar, Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration (CISSC), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Coordinator, بررسی برنامه‌های ملی علم و فناوری پنج کشور آفریقایی (An investigation of national science plans of five African countries) (In Farsi) (2008). Project Directed by A. Ranjbar, Center for International Scientific Studies and Collaboration (CISSC), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

● Project Executive Manager, بررسی تطبیقی معیارهای ارتقاء اعضاء هیأت علمی در دانشگاه‌های منتخب جهان (A comparative investigation of academic promotion criteria in selected universities of the world) (In Farsi) (2008). Project Directed by H. M. Doostdar, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

 

Workshops and Lectures

 

● Invited one-day Workshop on “Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research”, Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI), September 2017.

● Qualitative Module of TELLSI Summer School on research Methodology, Invited two-day workshop, Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI), August 2015.

● Writing academic papers in English. Workshop presented at Alzahra University Vice-Presidency on Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, July 2015

International ELT policies: From teaching neutral skills to projecting cultural values. Lecture presented at the Faculty of Languages, Literature and History, Alzahra University, Tehran, May 2014.

● Revisiting academic promotion criteria in universities around the world. Lecture presented at National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), January 2009. (with H. M. Doostdar)

● Revisiting the core and cover of quality in higher education. Lecture presented at the Seminar on The Link between Scientific Progress and International Publications Indexing, Office of the Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, December 2007. (with H. M. Doostdar)

● Writing research papers in English: Sharing a research finding or indexing a scientific product? Lecture presented at Orthopedics Society of Tehran, August 2007. (with S. Ghahremani-Ghajar)

● Language education ideologies in newspaper advertisements. Lecture presented at the Department of English Language and Literature, Al-Zahra University, June 2007.

● Sharing research findings. Workshop presented at Center for Cancer Studies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, March 2007. (with S. Oladi and H. Fattahi)

● EFL education ‘magic waves’ in newspaper advertisements. Lecture presented at the Department of English Language and Literature, Allameh Tabatabaei University, December 2006.

● A CDA approach to EFL education ideologies. Lecture presented at the Department of English Language and Literature, Allameh Tabatabaei University, December 2005.

● Problem posing in foreign language education. Workshop presented at Department of  Junior High School English, District 17 Tehran Board of Education, April 2005.

● Problem posing in foreign language education. Workshop presented at Department of Junior High School English, District 13 Tehran Board of Education, December 2004.

● Alternative views of language education. Lecture presented at Central Department of Junior High School English, Tehran City Board of Education, November 2004.

 

Academic Communities Membership

 

The International Association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2019–present.

The Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI), 2009–present.