Reza Hemmati

PhD in Sociology



Phone: +98-313-7933126

Fax: +98-313-7933151


Mail address: Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jerib Ave., Isfahan , Iran PO Box 8174673441



1- Educational Backgrounds

B.A: 1996-2000, University of Tabriz.

MA: 2000-2003, University of Shahid Beheshti (National University of Iran). Tehran

PHD:  2006-2011, University of Isfahan


2-Research Interests

Sociology of Higher Education

Comparative Higher Education

Science and Technology Studies

Development Studies

Role of Women in Development

Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods



3- Professional services

Special Editor 

Journal of Applied Sociology

Security and Social Order Strategic Studies


Ad-hoc Reviewer

Studies in Higher Education (English)

Iranian Cultural Research

Journal of Applied Sociology

Journal of Tourism Planning and Development

New educational approaches

Quarterly Journal of women's studies sociological and psychological

Strategic Research on Social Problems in Iran

Executive Positions

Deputy of Department Head, Department of Social Sciences, University of Isfahan (2016-2017)

Departmental Representative, Council of Book, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan (2016 - present)

Head of Publisher Office (19 February 2017- 10 December 2019) 


4- Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (In Persian)

Abbasi, R., Hemmati, R. (2013). A Qualitative-Comparative Analysis of Violent Political. Journal of Applied Sociology.  2. (2): 89-110.

Hemmati, R. (2013). Massification of Higher Education and Academic Life in Iran: Reflection on the Lived Experiences of Academicians. Management in the Islamic University, 5, 2 (1): 127-156.

Hemmati, R., Maktoobiyan, M. (2013). A Study on Gender Inequality among the Selected Middle East Countries: An Emphasis on Iran’s Position. Women Bulletin. 4 (8): 115-142

Hemmati, R., Taghipour, F., Baiat, A. (2014). Sociological Analysis of Tendency toward Residential Mobility in the Old Fabric of Khomeinishahr. Journal of Applied Sociology. 25 (3): 21-42.

Hemmati, R., & Zahrani, D. (2014). An Investigation of Determinants of Satisfaction of Foreign Tourists and Level of Loyalty in Isfahan as a Tourism Destination Brand. Journal of Tourism Planning and Development. 3 (10): 182-204.

Hemmati, R., & Ahmadi, V. (2014). Sociological Explanation of Citizenship Culture and Its Component. Social Development and Welfare Planning. 18: 139-181.

Hemmati. R., & Zeynali Onari, M. (2014). Reading of Meaning in the Space of Sabalan Ardabil. Iranian Cultural Research. 6 4: 61-81

Hemmati, R., Aslani, S. (2015). The Role of Internal and External Resources of University in Shaping Students' Academic Identity. Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education. 21(3): 121-149.

Hemmati, R., Kianpour, M., Aslani, S. (2015). Typology of Academic Identity and its Relationship with the Intra-Academic Resources of Identification. Culture in the Islamic University. 4 (3): 559-586.

Khlegifar, M., Ghasemi, V., Hemmati, R. Farahmand, S. (2015). A Sociological Study of Transaction Cost and Its Impact on Entrepreneurs’ Economic Activity: The Case of the Entrepreneurs in Hamadan Province. Rahabord (Strategy). 75, 191-217.

Ghanbari A., Hemmati, R. (2015) Religious Identity in Iranian Society: A Systematic Review of Previous Studies (2001-2013) Applied Sociology 26 (3): 117-138.

Hemmati, R., Ghaffari, M. (2016). Multilevel Analysis of Effective Factor on Academic Resilience among High School Students of Underdeveloped Regions of Mobarakeh. New Educational Approaches.11 (2): 87-106.

Hemmati. R., Ganji, M. (2016). Male-only Migration from Villages and the Challenges Face by Left Behind Women. Journal of Community Development. 8 (1): 139-166

Aqababaee, E., Hemmati, R. (2016). Narrative Inquiry as a Qualitative Method, Ayare Pazhuhesh, 5 (2): 43-69

Hemmati, R., Hajilari, A., Aslani, S. (2016). Female Students and Facebook Experiences: A Qualitative Inquiry. Culture in The Islamic University.6 (18): 45-80

Mahdie, A., Hemmati, R., Vedadhir, A. (2016). Academic Socialization Process of Doctoral Students in University of Isfahan: a Grounded Theory Study. Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education. 1: 45-73.

Hemmati R., Zamani B. E., Karimi, S. (2017). Unethical Behavior among Graduate students of University of Isfahan. Ethics in Science and Technology. 12 (2):105-116. Http://

Hemmati R., Pirnya, Z. (2017). Analysis of the Academic Alienation and its Related Factors among University Students. Social Studies and Research in Iran. 6 (1): 91-117. DOI: 10.22059/JISR.2017.61833

Hemmati R., & Baiat, A. (2017). Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Students from Process of Dissertation Writings. Strategy of Culture. 43 (11): 89-122.

Salahi, S., Ghasemi, V., Hemmati, R., Azarpour, A. R. (2017). Social Impact Assessment: A Systematic Review of the Research Conducted in Iran (1394-1386). Quarterly Journal of Social development. 9 (1): 143-163. Doi:10.22059/IJSP.2018.65904

Hemmati. R., Karimi, M. (2017). Analysis of the Lived Experience of Divorced Female of Being Head of Household. Quarterly Journal of Women's Studies Sociological and Psychological. 8 (1):139-166. Doi:10.22059/jrd.2016.61184

Nazarmansoori, A., Yazdkhashti, B., & Hemmati, R. (2017) Issues and Challenges of Academic Community Socialization in University Environment. Iranian Higher Education. 8 (4): 1-28.

Hemmati, R. (2017) The Sense of Happiness and its Academic Determinants (Case Study: Female Students of University of Isfahan). Journal of Applied Sociology. 29 (4): 21-38. Doi:10.22108/JAS.2018.109650.1313

Hemmati, R., & Sadeghi, A. (2019). Analysis of Academic Burnout among University Students. Journal of Social Problems of Iran. 9 (2): 233-257. Http://

Bahmani, S., Hemmati, R., Moltafet, H., Izadi Jairan, A (2019) Systematic Review of Studies on Slums (1996-2017). Social Welfare Quarterly. (Issue 71)

Bahmani, S., Hemmati, R., Moltafet, H., Izadi Jairan, A (In press) Understanding the Process of Formation of the Slum Experience based on the Grounded Theory (Case study: Mallashieh and Telberemi Neighborhoods of Khuzestan Province). Social Development.

Hemmati, R (2019). Encountering with Technology: Reflections on Theoretical Perspectives and Iranian Experiences. Social Sciences Quarterly. 83.

Feizi, A., Hemmati, R, Alizadeh, M (2109) Illness identity in confronting with new information networks: case study of women with breast cancer. Journal of Applied Sociology. 31 (1): 17-36.

Nazarmansoori, A., Yazdkhashti, B., & Hemmati, R. (In Press) An Analysis of the Determinants of Students' Academic Socialization (Case Study of Graduate Students of Five Top Universities in Iran). Rahbord Farhang.

Lalfam, B., & Hemmati, R (In Press) Ethics-Oriented Success and Its Subjective and Objective processes: A Study on Social Entrepreneurs' Lived Experiences Using Structural Hermeneutics. Sociological Review.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (In English)

Hemmati, R., & Mahdie, A. (2020). Iranian PhD students’ experiences of their learning environment and scholarly condition: A grounded theory study. Studies in higher education. 45:1, 187-208. Doi:10.1080/03075079.2019.1576164

Hemmati, R., & Abbasi, R (2019). A Boolean Analysis of Structural and Organizational Determinants of Equality and Efficiency Balance in Higher Education. Comparative sociology. 18 (5-6): 791–821.Doi:

Kimia, A., Allameh, S. M., and Hemmati, R. (2019). Addressing protean and boundary-crossing working orientations: Turning point in talent phenomena management. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual capital. 16 (1): 274-296. Doi: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10019525

Book Chapter (In Persian)

Ganbari Barzian, A., Mirzaii, H., Hemmati, R. (2016) Profile of Egoistic Individualism in Iranian Society with emphasize on researches and surveys (1991-2013). In: Ghaffari, G., Javadieh Yeghaneh, M. R. (eds,). Proceedings of the Iran's Social Situation Report. Iran Social council and MSRT Institute of Social and Cultural Studies. Vol 3. pp 323-362.

Hemmati, R (2017) An analysis of the expansion of higher education and its implications for the Iranian community. In Ganbari Barzian, A (ed.,) “University in the local context". MSRT Institute of Social and Cultural Studies.

Hemmati, R (2017) Social Capital in Isfahan. In “Analysis of Social Problems and Pathologies of Isfahan". Research Center for Culture, Arts and Communication.

 Hemmati, R (2019) University's social responsibilities on environmental disasters and risks. In Rahmani, G (ed.,) “Essays on the Iranian university's social responsibilities and environmental disasters. MSRT Institute of Social and Cultural Studies. pp 637-657.

Book Chapter (In English)

Hemmati, R (In Press) Doctoral Education and Supervision in Iran: Challenging Issues. In Holley, K., Kiley, M., and Taylor, S (Eds.,) 'The Making of Doctoral Supervisors'. Routledge.


5- Conferences/ Symposiums

Ahmadi, V., Karimi, J., Hemmati, R. (2013). The Role of Demographic Transition in Changes in Family Structure. Family and Security Conference. 19 February. Yazd University. 

Ghasemi, V., Hemmati, R, Rezapour, M. (2016). Study of the Role of Virtual Social Networks in Shaping the Lifestyle of Female Students. 3th Symposium of Sociology and Social Sciences. 18 June. Tehran.

Ghanbari Barzian, A., Hemmati, R. (2016). Analysis of the Social Consequences of Computer Games with Emphasis on Digital Individualism. 1st National Conference on Computer Games: Challenges and Opportunities. 17 February. University of Isfahan.

Hemmati, R. (2016). Reflection on the Challenges of Higher Education to Create Social Cohesion and Strengthening Social Security. National Conference on Higher Education Development and Security Discourse. 8 November. Tehran.

Hemmati, R. (2017). Alienation of Science and Society in Iran: Challenges and Solutions. Second National Conference of Scientometrics. 24 February. University of Isfahan.

Hemmati, R. (2017). "Academic culture": Reflections on theoretical and conceptual dimensions. National Conference on academic culture and institutionalization of scientific discourse. February 15, 2017. Tehran.


Hemmati, R. et al. (2014). Opportunities and Challenges in Social Networks. University of Isfahan. 8 June.

Hemmati, R. (2016). An Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Software, with Emphasis on NVIVO. 24 February. Department of Social Sciences. University of Isfahan

Hemmati, R. (2016-2017). Status and Role of Women in Development Programs. Women's Affairs Office of Ministry of Interior. Isfahan


7-Courses and Teaching experience

Critics of Development Theories (Ph.D. level)

Culture and Economy (Graduate level)

Gender and Development (Graduate level)

Introduction to Sociology (Undergraduate level)

Sociology of Development (Graduate level)

Sociology of Science and Technology (Graduate level)

Sociology of Work and Profession (Undergraduate level)


8-Research Projects

Hemmati, R: Consumption of Persian language Satellite Programs and it Relation with the Changes in Iranian Lifestyle. Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute. May 2014. (Executor)

Hemmati, R.: Study of Socio-Cultural Impacts of Higher Education Expansion (Pilot Phase). January 2015. The Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology. University of Isfahan. (Executor)

Memar, S: The Social and Cultural Impact Assessment of Isfahan Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Isfahan Municipality. 2015-2016 (Consultant& Fellow advisor)

Hemmati, R., Ghanbari Barzian, A: Monitoring and Analysis of the Current Situation of Higher Rank Components of Isfahan Cultural Map and Delineating its Future Outlook. Isfahan Municipality. 2017-2018 (Executor)



Ph.D. Level

Khaleghifar, M. (2015). Sociological Explanation of Entrepreneurs' Economic Action (The Case of Study: Hamedan Province Entrepreneurs)

Salahi, S. (2018) Developing an Indigenous Model of Social Impact Assessment Based on the Territorial Characteristics of Iranian Society.

Nazarmansouri, A. (2018) Sociological Explanation of Obstacles of Students' Academic Socialization: The Case Study of Five Comprehensive Universities

 MA Level

Aslani, S. (2014). A typology of Students’ Academic Identity based on the Performance of Internal and External Sources of Identification: A case Study: Students of the Isfahan University.

Akbari, M. (2014). Sociological Study of Individualism-Collectivism and its Determinants (Case study: High School Female Students in Isfahan)

Madieh, A. (2015). Study of Academic Socialization Process upon Lived Experiences of  Academic Actors (Case study: University of Isfahan)

Ghaffari, M. (2015). Home and School Factors that Contribute to the Educational Resilience (Case study : Mobarakeh High School Students)

Bakhshandeh Babarsad, M. (2015). Critics of Foundations of Development Theories: the Development as Disclosure and the Role of Mass Media's in Its Realization

Taghavi, S. M. (2016). An Explanation of Social and Cultural Determinants of Feeling of Social Security among Semnan Citizens.

Pirniya, Z. (2016). Academic Alienation and its Determinants among Isfahan University students.

Karimi, S. (2016). Determinants of Academic Dishonesty among Graduate Students University of Isfahan.

Karimi, M. (2016). A Study on Lived Experience of Female Headed in Farsan.

Dehghan Dehnavi, E. (2016). Sociological Study of the Role of Sport in Creation of Social Capital (Case Study: City of Yazd)

Baiat, A. (2016). Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Students in The Process of Dissertation Writing (Case study: Female Graduate Students of University of Isfahan

Ganji, M. (2016). Phenomenological Study of Women's Lived Experience of the Consequences of Labor Out-Migration of Spouses.

Sadeghi, A. (2017). Sociological Explanation of Academic Burnout among Students of University of Isfahan.

Jalaleddini S. M. (2018) Our earthen hands: An ethnography of Shahreza Potters.

Esmaeeli, F. (2018) The meaning of cell phone in everyday life of students of University of Isfahan.

Mansouri Nezhad, E. (2019) Comparative Study of the Relationship between Higher Education and Economic and Social development.