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I am Professor of Sociology, with an abiding interest in global sociology, sociology of religion and sociology of knowledge. I research and teach on these topics, and welcome contact for Masters' thesis and doctoral disseration supervision on these topics in English.


Academic Coordinator, Masters Degree Program in Global & Transnational Sociology

Osaamisalueiden kuvaus

Global sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of knowledge


Member, Steering Committee, Templeton Religion Trust (2021-24)


Global governance

National policymaking in global context

Religious nationalism


Mysticism and society

Postcolonial studies


Tampere research group for Cultural & Political Sociology


Global sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of knowledge

Merkittävimmät julkaisut

Tiaynen-Qadir, Tatiana and Ali Qadir. 2022. Symbols and myth-making in modernity: Deep culture in art and action. London: Anthem Press

Qadir, Ali, and Pertti Alasuutari. 2022. "The Discursive Side of Sociological Institutionalism in the Study of Religion." Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: 1-23

Qadir, Ali. 2021. "Deconstruction of religious thought in Islam: Iqbal and the Ahmadiyya." The Muslim World 111 (3): 488-510

Alasuutari, Pertti, and Ali Qadir. 2019. Epistemic Governance: Social Change in the Modern World. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Qadir, Ali. 2016. "Higher education, the global governors, and epistemic governance." Studia Humanitatis Borealis 4 (1): 28–35

Alasuutari, Pertti, and Ali Qadir, eds. 2014. National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends. London: Routledge.