Job Posting: Graduate Research Assistantship for 'Theorizing Islamophobia' (50 hours)

Area of Research

The Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada


Description of Duties

This RAship invites a graduate student to work closely with a data team member from Muslims in Canada Data Initiative (MiCDI) and University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) students in SOC408: Anti-Muslim Racism to support a research project on theorizing Islamophobia. The RA will work alongside the course instructor and teaching assistant to support students in their research.


The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Weekly meetings with course instructor

  • Attendance of specified class meetings

  • Coordinating and managing student research teams

  • Support with data cleansing and anonymizing

  • Support with data analysis and writing results


Required Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in a social sciences or humanities field at The University of Toronto. Applicant must be trained in qualitative data analysis and be familiar with the Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada.


Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically to ssarah.shah@mail.utoronto.ca by the application closing date.


Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter with a statement of interest;

  2. a current curriculum vitae;

  3. names and email addresses for two references.

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date.


Closing date for Applications: Thursday, December 22, 2022



Supervisor: Sarah Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Toronto Mississauga


Expected Start and End Date: January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023


A PDF version of this job posting can be found here.