Giving Life to Data

A Commitment To Collective Social Well-Being

Whether delving into the complexities of human-environment interaction, societal dynamics, or social resilience, I approach my research projects with curiosity, empathy, and a genuine desire to make a difference. I thrive on capturing the essence of lived experiences.

Recent

Activities

Publication: Young Adult Migrants’ Social Experiences in Sweden: ‘Melting Pot’ and ‘Salad Bowl’ Perspectives on Social Integration
Interview: (Julian Reed) Oxyocin and its role in political and social life
Presentation: ’Café’: Non-state social actors’ initiative to create inclusive social spaces for migrants

Publications

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● 2024. Young Adult Migrants’ Social Experiences in Sweden: ‘Melting Pot’ and ‘Salad Bowl’ Perspectives on Social Integration. Children & Society

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● 2024. Social Resilience: A Critical Synopsis of Existing Definitions. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

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● 2023. Conceptualizing social resilience in the context of migrants’ lived experiences. Geoforum

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● 2023. Researching Social Resilience in the Context of Migrants’ Life Transition: A Qualitative Methodological Mosaic. Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics

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Blog Posts

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January 10, 2024. Denmark has banned the burning of holy books to protect its multicultural society.The Loop: ECPR’s Political Science Blog.

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October 16, 2023. The Tidö Agreement drags Sweden’s social welfare sector into ethical crisis.The Loop: ECPR’s Political Science Blog.

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August 18, 2023. Burning a holy book: the dilemma of free speech.The Loop: ECPR’s Political Science Blog.

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June 12, 2023. Unstructured Interviews – A Conversational Iceberg. Methodspace (SAGE).

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December 14, 2022. The Doll’s Marriage: An Ethnographic Encounter with Rural Children and Childhood. Methodspace (SAGE).

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Interviews

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Dr. Wendy Harcourt
Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Body Politics and Gender

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Dr. Julian Reid
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland. Oxytocin and its Role in Political and Social Life

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Dr Kristina Göransson
Lund university, Sweden. Intensive Parenting and Raising Resilient Children

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Dr. Zeliha Öcek
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU). Munich, Germany. Vulnerability and Social Resilience

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Dr. Eleni Kalantidou
Griffith University, Australia. Social Resilience and Community

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Projects

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Migration, social resilience, and integration

A better insight into the concept of social resilience and its theoretical framing in research and practice

Socially valued child and childcare

Ethnographic study about infant care belief practices and associated fears and social value of the child in Punjab.

Poster exhibition: Social Resilience

This event consisted of a popular science poster exhibition on social resilience in a changing world.

Books

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Enjoy reading ABC of social resilience, followed by a list of 105 powerful keywords/actions used in this primer to characterize social resilience for all.

With detailed illustrations and instructions, learn to weave through the data, recognize patterns, and craft a narrative reflecting the essence of lived experiences.

Challenges Associated with Primary Education in Rural Punjab, Pakistan: Primary Education in Rural Punjab, Pakistan

YouTube Channel

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Social world is complex and there is a need for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. This channel provide methodological, theoretical, and empirical content (lectures, interviews, research abstracts) to help social science researchers with their research and practice.

Qualitative Research

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Interviews

Researchers and professionals’ perspectives and experiences can provide a great deal of theoretical and practical knowledge to conduct research.

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  • SOCIAL RESILIENCE: A Primer for All

    Enhance Social Experiences and Foster Social Resilience This work is dedicated to the children caught in war, hunger, and fear. You are a ray of hope, a symbol of life, a beacon of love, and a vision of humanity. For the last three years, I studied the concept of social resilience within different frames of…

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  • Scholars At Risk — Protecting Academic Capital to Benefit Academia: A Talk with a Scholar

    Azher Hameed Qamar This commentary is based on an interview with a scholar who was recruited in Sweden as part of the Scholar at Risk initiative. The discussion revealed the challenges associated with utilizing scholars as academic capital to benefit academia in both the home and host countries. Scholar at Risk (SAR) supports displaced scholars…

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    By Zelizer Viviana (1985) Book Review Azher Hameed Qamar “The child labor conflict is a key to understanding the profound transformation in the economic and sentimental value of children in early twentieth century. The price of a useful wage-earning child was directly counterposed to the moral value of an economically useless but emotionally priceless child.”…

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