Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Humanities and literature
University of Guilan
Tehran Road (km.6)-Rasht-IRAN
Tel: 01333690488-9/ #4056
P.O. Box: 41635-3988
§ Personal information
Marital Status: Married
Contact: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 Ph.D. Political Sociology. Allameh Tabatabaei University. Tehran-Iran.
Dissertation: "Relative Deprivation and Potential of Political Protest"
1999 M.A. Sociology. Allameh Tabatabaei University. Tehran. Iran
Thesis: Social Stratification and Attitude towards Justice and Liberty.
1996 B.A. Sociology. University of Tabriz. Iran.
§ Area of Interest
New media, celebrity, pop music, public spaces, satellite televisions, lifestyle change, social impact assessment, youth, consumer culture, television, urban social life,
§ Employment Records
2008-present. Assistant Professor, University of Guilan, Rasht. Iran
1999-2008. independent researcher
§ Teaching and supervising
|1| Media Sociology. University of Guilan. Since 2008
|2| Sociology of Deviant Behavior. University of Guilan -since 2008
|3| Urban Sociology. University of Guilan -since 2009
|4| Introduction to Sociology. University of Guilan.2007, 2011
|5| Social change. University of Guilan -2008-2011
|1| urban sociology. Graduate seminar, University of Guilan, since 2010
|1| Introduction to Social Security- undergraduate-Allameh Tabatabaei University.2008-2009
|2| Social Pathology-undergraduate-faculty of Psychology and educational sciences. Allameh Tabatabaei University-2008
*Supervising and advising
25 Master's theses in urban studies, mass/new media Studies(since 2010)
*PhD Dissertation Advising
Mousa Khedmatgozar Khoshdel. Sociology. Ph.D. Isfahan University. Iran
|1| Fardin Alikhah (2004) .Sanjashe mafahim Olome Ejtemae (Persian title) [measurement of basic concepts of social sciences].national research center of Iran s culture and Islamic guidelines Publication. .Tehran. Iran.
|2| Fardin Alikhah (2010) Sanjeshe Mafahim dar Peymayeshhaye Ejtemaei (Persian title) [concept measurement in social surveys].Jameshenasan Publication. Tehran. Iran.
|3| Fardin Alikhah (2015) Roykarde Ejtemamehvar dar Piaderahsazi (Persian title). ] Community-Based Approach to building a pedestrian-only Zone [.Tehran Municipality. Tehran. Iran.
|4| David C. Thorns (2017).The Transformation of Cities: Urban Theory and Urban Cities. Translation to Persian. Nashre Shahr. Tehran. Iran.
|5| Vikas Mehta .The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space. Translation to Persian. (Forthcoming)
|6| Steven Miles. Consumerism as a way of life. Translation to Persian. (Forthcoming)
|1| Fardin Alikhah (2008) "The politics of Satellite Television in Iran". (In English). In:
Mehdi Semati. Media, Culture and Society in Iran. Taylor & Francis Ltd.
|2|Fardin Alikhah (2008) Grossberg, L. "Cultural Studies and/in new world". (Translation to Persian).in:
Mohammad Rezaei (eds.) (2007).Motaleate Farhangi:Didgaha va monagheshat (Persian title) [cultural studies; theories and challenges].Tehran. Iran
|3| Fardin Alikhah (2012).rasaneha va sabkhaye mosighi (Persian title) [media and musical styles]. Chapter six. In:
Majmoeh motaleaate rasaneh (Persian title) [media studies series].Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies. Tehran. Iran
|4| Fardin Alikhah (2017).etemad, kelide jameeye khodtarmimgar (Persian title) [Trust, A key for a self-restoring society]. Chapter three. In:
Jastari dar Plasco (Persian title) [A query on Plasco Tragedy].IRCAC. Tehran. Iran
§ Refereed journal Articles (Persian and English title)
|1| Fardin Alikhah (1997) habermas va oloome ejtemaei(Habermas and Social Sciences)-Rahbord Quarterly (Persian Quarterly)-No.14
|2| Fardin Alikhah (1999). Koneshe ertebati, bonyade shekoofayie howzeye omoomi:andishehaye Jurgen Habermas(Communicative action, a foundation for prosperity of public Sphere)- Political & Economic Ettelaat (Persian Monthly)-No.139-140
|3| Fardin Alikhah (1999) Max weber va taghyirate ejtemaei [Max Weber and Social Change] -Faculty of Literature and HumanitiesQuarterly (Persian Quarterly). No. 152
|4| Fardin Alikhah (1999) Koneshe ertebati va zaban dar andisheye Habermas-[Communicative Action and Language in Habermas Thoughts]-Rahbord Quarterly (Persian Quarterly). No. 13
|5| Fardin Alikhah (2006) Javanan va masrafe-h mosighi[Youth and Consumption of Music]-Research and evaluation quarterly. (Persian Quarterly)-No.45
|6| Fardin Alikhah & Maryam Najibi. (2006).zanan va tars az jorm dar fazahaye shahri[Women and Fear Of Crime in Urban Public Places]-social welfare quarterly. (Persian Quarterly)-No.27
|7| Fardin Alikhah (2007). Mental and social obstacles of reconstruction of worn-out urban textures: A study in Tehran Andisheye Iranshahr. (Persian Quarterly). No 9 & 10.
|8| Fardin Alikhah (2007).peyamadhaye siasiye masrafgeraei (Political Impacts of Consumerism)-Iranian Journal of Cultural Research. (Persian Quarterly)-No.1.Vol.1
|9| Fardin Alikhah.Matin Pourjafari (2013) Barrasiye Khordeh farhange ranandegiye namayeshi javanan[Youth Car enthusiasm Subculture]. Strategy for Culture. (Persian Quarterly). No. 20
|10| Fardin Alikhah (2013). Pendashte az rap: motale-eei dar beyne havadaran[Perception toward Rap music: A study of funs].social studies quarterly (Persian Quarterly).No. 1.
|11| Fardin Alikhah & Rashin Shafiei(2014).Faza va Baztolide ghodrat[Space and Reproduction of power: A Study of place Segregation in Tehran universities]. Iranian Journal of Cultural Research. (Persian Quarterly). No.1.
|12| Fardin Alikhah, E.Babatabar,A. Nabati Shoghl.(2015).Zan Be Masabeke Sojeye Shenasa [Woman as a Knowing Subject: An Analysis of the Movies by Asghar Farhadi].woman studies quarterly. (Persian Quarterly). Volume 5, Issue 10.
|13| Fardin Alikhah & Reza Eghamati (2015).Tahlile jameeshenakhtiye namgozariye maaber shahri[ ]. Quarterly Journal of Socio-Cultural Development Studies (Persian Quarterly).
|14| Fardin Alikhah, Mohammad Nademi, Mohaddese Zia (2015). Tajrobeye Angzani va Ekhtelale Hoviati. The quarterly Journal of the School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research (Persian Quarterly).
|15| Fardin Alikhah. Mehdi Bolaghi, Hoda Yaghoti (2015) taghallob dar emtehan, negahi az daron [cheating in examination: a look from within]. Strategy for Culture. (Persian Quarterly). No. 27
|16| Ahmad Bokharaei, Fardin Alikhah, Amin Nabati Shoghl (2015) vakavi sojeye zan dar sinamaye Iran [A query on women as a subject in Iran ‘s Cinema]. Woman in Culture and Art (Persian Quarterly). No. 1
|17| Fardin Alikhah, Masomeh shadmanfaat (2015) oshagh va shahr:motaleeyi darbareye javanan va fazayaye omomi [Lovers and the city: A study on youth and public place]. Iranian Journal of Cultural Research. (Persian Quarterly). No.1.
|19| Fardin Alikhah (2004) masraf,mozoei baraye motaleate farhangi [consumption, a topic for cultural study: a review on the translation of Robert bocok s book to Farsi] . Social sciences book of the month (Persian monthly)
§ International Work Experience
|1| Fardin Alikhah (Team Leader), Social assessment: Shiraz water and wastewater project, Lar Consulting Engineers, (World Bank Project), Iran, 2003
|2| Fardin Alikhah (Team Leader). Social assessment: Ahwaz water and wastewater project. Lar Consulting Engineers, (World Bank Project), Iran, 2003
|3| Fardin Alikhah (Team Leader), Iran urban upgrading and housing program. Iran housing and Urbaning ministry (World Bank Project), Iran.2006
|4| Fardin alikhah, (Team Leader).Social Impacts Assessment of Shatoot Storage Dam, (World Bank Project),Pouyab Consulting Engineering, Iran-Afghanistan,2008
*Other Research Projects
|1| Fardin Alikhah (Team leader).ravesh-haye jalbe mosharekate mardom dar bazsazi-ye bafte farsode-ye shahri [Barriers and Channels for Community Participation in the reconstruction of worn-out urban textures: A Rapid Appraisal:].Bonyade-h Maskane Enghelabe Eslami[Tehran s Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation].Tehran.2005
|2| Fardin Alikhah (with Maryam Najibi) .zanan va tars az jorm dar fazahaye shahri[Women and Fear Of Crime in Public Places],Iran s' Ministry of Interiors. 2006
|3| Fardin Alikhah. Satellite TVs in Iran: past, present, futures. Islamic Republic of Iran Parliament.Tehran.2006
|4| Fardin Alikhah. tabyine jameehshenakhtiye ghanoongorizi[Sociological Explanation of Law-Breaking] Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).Tehran.2007
|5| Fardin Alikhah .naghshe resane dar ijade shahre salem[Media and Good City] Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).Tehran.2007
|6| Fardin Alikhah.Why Do Some Iranians Watch Satellite Televisions? Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting research center. Tehran.2007
|7| Fardin Alikhah .nezarate ejtemaei va naghshe resane[Media and Social Control] Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).Tehran.2007
|8| Fardin Alikhah .peyamadhaye ejtemaeiye farhangiye shabakehaye mahvareei dar iran[Social and Cultural Impacts of Satellite Television in Iran] Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).Tehran.2007
|9| Fardin Alikhah,(social Studies Team Leader),Tarhe Jame-eh Tamine Abe Shorbe Golestan[A Comprehensive Plan Of water Supply for Golestan Province, Mahabe Ghods Consulting engineering Co.Iran,2009
|10| Fardin Alikhah, Tarhe Jame-eh Erteghaeh Farhange teraffic[A Comprehensive Plan Of Traffic Safety Development: social and cultural aspects],(Project Manager), Deputy of Traffic&Transportation- Tehran Municipality,2010
|11| Fardin Alikhah, (Team Lear), Social Impact Assessment Of Tenth BRT Route in Tehran, Deputy of Traffic & Transportation, Tehran Municipality 2011.
|12| Fardin Alikhah. A study on Persian Religious satellite networks. Islamic Science and culture Academy.Iran.Ghom.2012.
|13| Fardin Alikhah. The Construction of Sharif University‘s vertical parking: A social impact assessment. Tehran municipality.2014.
|14| Fardin Alikhah & Mohammad Fazeli .A Social Impact Assessment of Restoration and Rehabilitation of Imam Hossein Square in Tehran. Tehran Municipality. 2015.
§ Research Supervising
|1| Social Impacts assessment of VALLYASR Ave Footpath upgrading. Cultural Research Bureau, Tehran. 2006.
|2| Social Impacts assessment of Enghelab Ave Footpath upgrading. Cultural Research Bureau, Tehran, 2008.
|3| Social Impact Assessment of Disabled people recreational site, Tehran Municipality, 2009
|4| Social Impact Assessment of Hemmat Public Parking, Tehran Municipality, 2009
|5| Social Impact Assessment of Saeid Abad Highway, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|6| Social Impact Assessment of the Atabak Neiboorhood s reconstruction of worn-out urban textures, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|7| Social Impact Assessment of the Shakibaei Street Constriction, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|8| Social Impact Assessment of the Soleymani Sport Complex, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|9| Social Impact Assessment of the Saberine Shahed Sport Complex, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|10| Social Impact Assessment of the Kashanak Sport Complex, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|11| Social Impact Assessment of Lashgarak Highway, Tehran Municipality, 2010
|12| Social Impact Assessment of the Rahman Abad Recreational Site, Tehran Municipality, 2011
|13| Social Impact assessments of Tohid Tunnel. Tehran Municipality, 2011
|14| Social Impact Assessment of Ghaem cultural and sport complex construction. Tehran Municipality, 2011
|15| Social Impact Assessment of Al-Reza Mosque construction. Tehran Municipality, 2011
|16| Social Impact Assessment of Traffic education park construction. Tehran Municipality, 2012
|17| Social Impact Assessment of the Construction of Baharan Addiction Treatment and Retraining Center. Tehran municipality. 2014.
§ Professional Services
|1| Member of Supervisors’ Team. National Survey of Iranian s Values and Attitudes. Iran s Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry.2000
|2| Research Team Member, Sociologist. Comprehensive Plan for Development of Tehran s Cultural Public Places. Municipality of Tehran .2007
|3| Research Team Member, Sociologist, A Comprehensive Plan of Abbas Abad (recreational sites) Territories in Tehran. Cultural Research Bureau, Tehran, 2007
|4| Member of Scientific advisory Board (at the first phase). Motaleate behangam saziye tarhe jame hozeye abrize shomal va Orumiyr. [Up-to-dating of Water s Comprehensive plan: The case of North and Orumiye Basins].Mahabe Ghods Consulting engineering Co. Iran, 2008
|5| Mahabe Ghods Consulting engineering Co, (Social Studies Department Advisor), 2009
|6| Tehran Municipality Urban Planning and Research center, Transportation section, (sociologist Advisor), 2011
|7| Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs, social impact assessment research committee member, Tehran Municipality, 2011.
§ Conference Papers
|1| Fardin Alikhah. "Iranian Social Impact Assessors and Responsible Development", Impact Assessment and Responsible Development‐ 28 May – 4 June-Poebla-Mexico-2011
|2| Fardin Alikhah & Soleyman Pakseresht. The education of traffic safety culture in two developed countries: USA & Germany. International conference of traffic & transportation. Tehran.2011.
|3| Fardin Alikhah. “Indigenous People Involvement in Wind Power Plants: City of manjil”, Energy Future: The Role of Impact Assessment. Porto, Portugal 27 May - 1 June 2012
|4| Fardin Alikhah and Sammaneh Kohestani. "Virtual social networks and environmental activism: A study of Iranian environmental activism". In: social media and social movement. Laboratory for internet studies, higher school of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 18-19, 2014
|5| Fardin Alikhah and Sammaneh Kohestani. "Social media and environmental enthusiasts". IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN THE DIGITAL ERA. 20-23 April 2015. Florence, Italy.
|6| Fardin Alikhah. A Social Impact Assessment of Qazvin-Rasht Freeway, University of Guilan, Rasht-Iran. 2010.
|7| Fardin Alikhah. Media and consumerism, University of Guilan, Rasht-Iran. 2011.
|8| Fardin Alikhah. "Media, Consumption and Lifestyles: A critical reading of IRIB s commercial advertisings. Conference of Transformations of lifestyles in Iran. Tehran. Iran. 2013
|9| Fardin Alikhah. Determined executives and objecting community: a social study of Emam Hossein Square‘s renovation in Tehran. National conference of city and everyday life. Tehran. Iran. 2014.
§ Invited Presentations
|1| Fardin Alikhah. Police, Society, communication. Guilan Province police force. Iran. 2006.
|2| Fardin Alikhah. Bodybuilding sport and lifestyles. University of Guilan. 2013.
|3| Fardin Alikhah. Religious satellite networks, Weaknesses and strengths. Islamic Development Organization. Qom. Iran. 2013.
|4| Fardin Alikhah. A critical review of TV advertisings. University of Guilan, Rasht-Iran. 2014.
|5| Fardin Alikhah. Life with/ without social media. University of Guilan. 2016.
|6| Fardin Alikhah. About the importance of social impact assessment in Infrastructure projects. Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs. Governor of Ardabil. Iran. 2016.
|7| Fardin Alikhah. Consumerism; from mass media to new media. Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs. Governor of Ardabil. Iran. 2016.
|8| Fardin Alikhah. Social context and musical taste. House of Poetry and Literature. Tehran. Iran. 2016.
|9| Fardin Alikhah. Old/ new media and Reflection of social problems. Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs. Governor of ilam. Iran. 2017.
|10| Fardin Alikhah. Social media and relative deprivation. Islamic Azad University. ilam. Iran. 2017.
§ Invited Talks / Panels
|1| A critical review of IRIB commercial advertisings. IRIB s research Centre. Tehran Iran. 2007.
|2| A critical review of social impact assessment reports on Tehran s urban tunnels. Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs, Tehran Municipality. 2012.
|3| A critical review of social impact assessment reports on Tehran s sports complexes. Deputy of Social and Cultural Affairs, Tehran Municipality. 2013.
|4| How to manage Social Problems inside the Tehran s subway. Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company (Metro). 2013.
|5|Navad (A famous Persian TV program), media and football. University of Guilan. 2015.
|6| Social and cultural aspects of building a pedestrian-only Zone in Rasht. Guilan House of Culture. Rasht. Iran. 2015.
|7|Urban Public Spaces and culture. Research institute of culture, art and communication. June 2016.
|8| Representation of Plasco tragedy through social media. Iranian Association of Cultural Studies and communication. Tehran. Iran. 2017.
|1| Community, Communication and Social Damages, Guilan Province Welfare organization, Rasht, December, 2008
|2| Social Impact Assessment of urban projects, Jahad Daneshgahi, Tehran University, Tehran‐November 2010
|3| Social Impact Assessment, Jahad Daneshgahi, Tehran University, Tehran‐June 2011
|4| Qualitative methods in Social Impact Assessment. Tehran s Region 1 Municipality, 2011
|5| Social Impact Assessment, Faculty of Management, Tehran University, Tehran‐March 2012
|5| Social Impact Assessment, Qazvin Municipality, Qazvin, Iran‐October 2012
|6| Corporate social responsibility in social media age. University of Guilan. October 2016.
|7| Social considerations in crisis news release. Ilam province Press House. March, 2017
§ Professional Memberships
|1| ISA (Iranian sociological Association)
|2| IAMCR (International association of Media and Communication Researcher)
|3| IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment)
|4| IASPM (International Association for the study of popular music)
|5| Association of internet researcher
§ Media Interviews
|1| A Social pathology of Chahar Shanbeh Soori (Iranian Festival of Fire).Iranian Daily Hamshahri, Monday, March 17, 2008
|2| “Television is not the custodian of the Cultural Revolution”, etemad (Iranian daily), Saturday, October 18, 2008
|3| An Audiology of Satellite TVs in Iran, etemade melli (Iranian daily), 2008
|4| Satellite TVs in Iran, Bahar (Iranian Daily), Monday, March 15, 2010
|5| Who lights on the satellite? Arman (Iranian Daily), Tuesday, August 9, 2011
|6| Satellite networks transformation. Mahnameh Modiriyate ertebatat [Communication Management] (Persian monthly) November 2011
|7| City and collective memory. Shahr, Zendegi, Zibaei (Persian monthly) No.3. Sunday, April 8, 2012
|8| Does crime news increase public fear? Hamshahri School of research and training. Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|9| “Visual literacy of television s audiences should be increased”. Souroosh (Persian Weekly). Saturday, May 19, 2012.
|10| “Where is the social impact assessment in Rasht urban projects?” Masaele Rooz (Persian regional weekly). Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|11| “Municipalities should develop street celebrations”. Khabaronline (Persian news agency) Sunday, March 3, 2013
|12| “It is wrong to say that all satellite programs are harmful”. Khabaronline (Persian news agency) Sunday, April 21, 2013
|13| Lying without any sham! Sociological explanation. Hamshahri (Persian Daily) Saturday, May 25, 2013
|14| “There are questions about virtual civil rights movement”. Aseman Persian Weekly. Saturday, October 19, 2013
|15| “The authorities do not pay attention to the social impacts of urban projects”. Gilane Emrooz. (Persian regional daily) Sunday, December 8, 2013
|16| “Chahar Shanbeh Soori (Iranian Festival of Fire) will be replaced
By Halloween If left unattended”.
Khabaronline (Persian news agency) Tuesday, March 18, 2014
|17| “The government needs further study of the new technologies” Seda (Persian weekly) Saturday, September 27, 2014
|18| “Keeping animals at home with the aim of promoting social class”. Pana News Agency. Wednesday, October 22, 2014
|19|“Virtual reality is tangible than actual reality”. Hamshahri School of research and training. Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|20|“All urban projects should have a social impact assessment report”. Etemad (Persian daily) Sunday, October 18, 2015
§ Live media Appearances
|1| Computer games for kids, sociological perspective. Goftogo Radio. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Wednesday, June 5, 2013
|2| Satellite televisions; challenge or solution? Goftogo Radio. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|3| “Why social media users buy LIKES?” Radio Iran. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Saturday, November 7, 2015.
§ Op-Eds, Public Writings
|1| Celebrities; from satellite TVs to social media. Seda (Persian weekly). Saturday, November 22, 2014
|2| Iranian audience and Turkish TV series. Anthropology and culture center.2015
Kerry O. Ferris. Sociology of celebrities. Translation to Farsi. Anthropology and culture center. June 2015.
|3| Social media has developed snob class: “look, I’m here!” Jame-ehye Pooya (Dynamic society) (Persian monthly) August 2015.
|4| Some Recommendations for members of social media networks. New technologies. Tuesday, September 8, 2015:
|5| Disclosure against family members by location finder, a sociological commentary. Jame-ehye Pooya (Dynamic society) (Persian monthly) November 2015.
|6| A sociological analysis of consumerism in Iran in post-war era. Anthropology and culture center.2016.
|7| J. A. Kotarba, & p. Vannini .Understanding society through popular music. Translation of 3 pages to Farsi. Anthropology and culture center. 2016
|8| Ambrose Leung and Cheryl Kier. Music preferences and civic activism of young people. Translation to Farsi. Anthropology and culture center. 2016.
|9| Violation of language standards in text messaging in social media. Mahnameh Modiriyate ertebatat [Communication Management] (Persian monthly). November 2016.
|10| from chattering satellite TVs to advent of professional TVs:
About coming and going of Farsi 1. Mahnameh Modiriyate ertebatat [Communication Management] (Persian monthly). February, 2017
Writing more than 90 Op-Eds in newspapers and news sites. Furthermore, creating a Telegram channel that has more than 3,500 members from 13 countries. My Telegram channel address: