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Arshia U. Zaidi
PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 327
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3443

arshia.zaidi@uoit.ca


Background

Dr. Arshia U. Zaidi received her Master of Arts in Sociology degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario and her PhD in Sociology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to working at UOIT, she had a limited-term teaching appointment in Quantitative Methods and was also a postdoctoral fellow in Social Justice at the University of Windsor.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Sociology University of Windsor in Ontario
  • PhD in Sociology Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Courses taught

  • Data Analysis 1 (2910)
  • Advanced Data Analysis 2 (3910)
  • Advanced Data Analysis 1 Graduate (5010)
  • Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis 2 Graduate (5030)
  • Integrating Projects (4099)
  • Honours Thesis

Research and expertise

Research background and interests:

  • intimate partner violence
  • issues of immigration
  • race, gender, sexuality and family

Research supervision areas:

  • intimate partner violence in immigrant families
  • quantitative/qualitative methodologies
  • race, gender, sexuality, family and culture
  • socio-cultural issues of immigration

While most of her research focuses on the racialized group of South Asians, it is not limited to them.

  • REH’MA Community Services Funding Program: Empowered Seniors Transform Communities.Understanding and Identifying the Conditions of the Elderly and their Care Takers in South Asian Families in Canada: An Exploratory Study. Arshia U. Zaidi and Nawal Ammar (collaborators).
    • August 2013, $50,000
  • Internal SSHRC Grant. Challenging Tradition: An Exploratory Study of Experiences of Canadian Muslim Homosexual (CMH) Youth who ‘Come Out of the Closet’Arshia U. Zaidi (Principal Investigator).
    • August 2013, $2,300
  • Community Partnership Grant by SSHRC. Community Partnership Grant Understanding the Missing Link of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Immigrant Racialized Women in Ontario through Community Research Partnership. Arshia U. Zaidi (Principal Investigator) with Nawal Ammar and Shanti Fernando.
    • 2012 to 2014, $80,000
  • Internal SSHRC The Canadian Immigrant Experience: An Exploratory Assessment of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Social Integration in the Durham Region. Aziz Douai (Principal Investigator) and Arshia Zaidi (Co-investigator).
    • 2012 to 2013, $4,500
  • Internal SSHRC. Speaking Out: An Exploratory Study of Cross-Cultural Challenges, Occurrences and Experiences of Elderly South Asian Immigrants Residing in Canada. Arshia U. Zaidi (Principal Investigator) with Shahid Alvi.
    • 2011 to 2012, $2,000
  • Internal SSHRC. Intersectionalities of Acculturative Stress, Substance Use, and Psycho-Social Well Being amongst Young South Asians. Arshia U. Zaidi (Principal Investigator).
    • 2010 to 2012, $1,500
  • Standard SSHRC GrantHeritage vs. Host Country?  South Asian Youth’s Perceptions of Scripting Cross-Gender Relationships, Ethnic Identity, and Intergenerational Imbalances in CanadaE. Maticka-Tyndale (Principal Investigator) and Arshia U. Zaidi (Co-investigator).
    • 2008 to 2012, $72,000

Grants under review (2013 to 2014):

  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. The Canadian Immigrant Experience An Exploratory Assessment of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Social Integration in Southern OntarioAziz Douai (Principal Investigator) and Arshia Zaidi (Co-investigator).
    • October 2013, $80,000

Teaching Awards at UOIT:

  • September 2012 - Nominated for UOIT Faculty Teaching Award
  • December 2011 - Recipient of FSSH Faculty Teaching Award

Involvement

  • Recent publications

    Zaidi, Arshia U., Amanda Couture-Carron, and Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale (2013). ‘Should I or Should I Not?: An exploration of South Asian Youth's Resistance to Cultural Deviancy. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth ahead-of-print: 1-20.

    Zaidi, A.U., Couture, A., Maticka-Tyndale, E., & Arif, Mehek (2014). Ethnic Identity, Religion, and Gender: An Exploration of Intersecting Identities Creating Diverse Perceptions and Experiences with Intimate Cross-Gender Relationships amongst South Asian Youth in Canada. Canadian Ethnic Studies, (2014) (in press).

  • Recent conference presentations

    Zaidi, A.U., Fernando, S., Ammar, N., (Feb 18-22, 2014).  An exploratory study of the impact of communication technology on the level of violence and access to service among battered immigrant women in CanadaACJS 51st Annual Meeting: Perceptions of Crime and Justice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Zaidi, A.U., Couture, A., Maticka-Tyndale, E., & Arif, M. (November 18 to 22, 2012).  Ethnic Identity, Religion, and Gender: An Exploration of Intersecting Identities Creating Diverse Perceptions & Experiences with Intimate Cross-Gender Relationships Amongst South Asian Youth in Canada. Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 3rd Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada.

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