Lecturer

T: 778-782-5322
E: daniel_ahadi@sfu.ca
Room: K8647

Daniel Ahadi

Daniel Ahadi is a Lecturer in the School of Communication and an affiliated faculty member at The Digital Democracies Institute. His research focuses on the development of self and identity within the context of media, migration, globalization, and formation of transnational diasporas. His most recent publications include, "Disrupting the digital: Persian-language community radio in Stockholm and the continued relevance of analogue media in a digital age," in Sherry S. Yu and Matthew Matsaganis (Ed.), Ethnic media in the digital era (2019, Routledge), "Implementing First-Year Experience curriculum in a large lecture course: Opportunities, challanges, and myths"  (with J. Pedri and D. Nichols) in The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, and "Ethnic Media and Acculturation," in Young Yun Kim’s International Encyclopaedia of Intercultural Communication (2018, Wiley). He is currently working on his co-edited volume, The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada (Forthcoming 2022, McGill-Queen's University Press), with Sherry S. Yu at University of Toronto and Ahmed Al-Rawi at Simon Fraser University. 

Education

  • PhD Simon Fraser University (2016) 
  • MA University of Stockholm (2004)
  • BA Simon Fraser University (2002)

CURRENTLY TEACHING

daniel teaches

Undergraduate: 

  • CMNS 110: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • CMNS 202: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
  • CMNS 362: Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research
  • CMNS 428: Media Analysis Project Group
  • CMNS 432: Political Communication, Public Opinion, and Political Marketing
  • CMNS 448(ST): Ethnic Media

Graduate: 

  • CMNS 848: Communication and Global Social Justice

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Ahadi, D., Yu, S., & Al-Rawi, A. (Forthcoming 2022). The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • McAllister, K., Ahadi, D., & Yoshimizu, A. (Forthcoming 2022). The Politics of Fieldwork in Migration Research: New Approaches by Canadian Communication and Cultural Studies Scholars.

 Journal Articles

  • Ahadi, D., Pedri, J., & Nichols, D. (2019). Implementing First-Year Experience curriculum in a large lecture course: Opportunities, challanges, and myths. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 49(2), 73-90. 
  • Yu, S. & Ahadi, D. (2010). Promoting civic engagement through ethic media. PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication. 2 (2), 54-71.
  • Ahadi, D. & Murray, C. (2009). Urban mediascapes and multicultural flows: Vancouver’s communication infrastructure. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33 (2), 587-612. 
  • Ahadi, D. (2009). L’Affaire Hérouxville in context: Conflicting narratives on Islam, Muslim women, and identity. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 2 (3), 241-260.

Book Chapters

  • Ahadi, D. (Forthcmoing 2021). Mediscapes. In George Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Ahadi, D. (2019). Disrupting the digital: Persian-language community radio in Stockholm and the continued relevance of analogue media in a digital age. In Sherry S. Yu and Matthew Matsaganis (Ed.), Ethnic media in the digital era. Routledge. 
  • Matsaganis, M. & Ahadi, D. (2018). Ethnic media and acculturation. In Young Yun Kim (Ed.), International Encyclopaedia of Intercultural Communication . Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Ahadi, D. (2015). Against all odds: Making underground music in Iran. In Jacqueline Kennelly and Stuart Poyntz (eds.), Phenomenology of youth cultures and globalization: Lifeworlds and surplus meaning in changing times. London: Routledge.

Policy Reports

  • Ahadi, D. (2010). Towards a cross-cultural approach to mental health and counselling in Vancouver: Development of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s mental health counselling and support services for immigrant communities. Vancouver: Centre for Policy Research on Culture and Communities. Report to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. & Metropolis (80 pages).
  • Murray, C., Yu, S. & Ahadi, D. (2007). Cultural diversity and ethnic media in British Columbia. Vancouver: Centre for Policy Research on Culture and Communities. Report to the Department of Canadian Heritage (144 pages).

research interest

Media representation; post-colonial theory; critical race studies; multiculturalism; ethnic media; applied research in curriculum design and theories of learning; qualitative research methods; critical analysis of academic research traditions and methodological practices, knowledge creation, power and positionality.