Dr. Abdie Kazemipur is professor of sociology and the Chair of Ethnic Studies (starting July 2017). He previously served as Stephen Jarislowsly Chair in Culture Change at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As well, he has been the founding director of two research data centres at the University of Lethbridge and Memorial University. His research is in two distinct areas: the socio-economic experiences of immigrants in Canada, and the socio-cultural developments in the Middle East, on which he has published seven books. His most recent book, The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of Segmented Integration (UBC Press, 2014), received the 2015 John Porter Excellence Award from Canadian Sociological Association. He is currently working on a new book, titled Sacred as Secular: Secularization under Theocracy in Iran. Commentaries and interviews about his works have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, la Presse, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Lethbridge Herald, Global TV, TVO, and Russia Today TV, among others. (For more information, including his full CV, visit his web site: www.abdiekazemipur.com).