Hassan Abdel Salam

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Hassan Abdel Salam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Member in the Global Studies Institute. His research examines how cultural change occurs in contexts that are perceived as un-changing - exploring how change occurs in ways that maintain cultural stability in ideas, values, and norms. Cultural reproduction is not accomplished through preservation, but instead through fluctuation. He studies this through an investigation of how Islamic law developed since the medieval era to the contemporary period, with a focus on how the contemporary interactions between Islamic law and human rights are traceable to the classical beginnings of Islamic law. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, New York University, New York, United States.
  • LL.M.: Law, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • LL.B.: Common Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • B.C.L.: Civil Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • B.Sc.: Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.


  • Cultural Sociology
  • Global Sociology
  • Sociology of law
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Human Rights
  • Islam
  • Research Methods
Courses Taught
  • GLOS - FSEM Human Rights Strategy
  • GLOS 5900: Topics: Global Islamophobia
  • SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology