Dr.in Behnaz Hosseini

Centre for Studies in Religion & Society | University of Victoria in Canada; University of Vienna

S. Behnaz Hosseini is a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion & Society | University of Victoria in Canada as well as minority researcher, project coordinator and conference organizer at the University of Vienna. She is also a Middle East media analyst with Persian media. Dr. Hosseini has conducted extensive research on minorities in the Middle East and has worked with the United Nations as an expert consultant on ISIS crimes against religious minorities in Iraq. Her most recent publications are The Yari religion in Iran (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), The Jewish Diaspora after 1945: A Study of Jewish Communities in the Middle East and North Africa (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2020), Temporary and Child Marriages in Iran and Afghanistan: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues (Springer 2021), Trauma and the Rehabilitation of Trafficked Women: The Experiences of Yazidi Survivors (Routledge 2020), and Yārsān of Iran: Socio-Political Changes and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). An earlier publication is Forced Migration of Iraqi Religious Minorities in Austria (Lit Verlag 2018). Currently she is working on a project about the migration of Iranian religious minorities.

Email: seyedehbehnazhosseini@gmail.com