Shirin Montazer

Shirin Montazer

Assistant Professor


313-577-2735 (fax)

 2270 F/AB, 656 W. Kirby St.

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Shirin Montazer

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Sociology of Mental Health and Mental Disorder

    Immigration and Mental Health

    Work-Family Conflict

    Neighborhood Context

    Quantitative Methodology


Dr. Montazer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University Of Toronto, Canada. Her reserach examines the effect of immigration on a number of mental and social outcomes with time in the host country.  She is currently working on a number of quantitative papers that explore immigrant mental health, and the experience of work-to-family conflict.  Her work appears in such journals as the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Society and Mental Health, and Social Science Research.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. University of Toronto, Toronto, 2012

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. Young, Marisa and Shirin Montazer. “Neighborhood Effects on Immigrants’ Experiences of Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Distress.” Society and Mental Health

2017. Montazer, Shirin and Marisa Young. “Level of Economic Development of the Country of Origin and Work-to- Family Conflict after Migration to Canada” Social Science Research

2017, Montazer, Shirin, and Blair Wheaton “Country of Origin, Length of Residence, and the Mental Health Adjustment of Immigrants in Three Major Canadian Cities: Evidence
from the National Population Health Survey” Society and Mental Health


Currently Teaching

  •  SOC4220; SOC6280

Courses taught

 SOC2000; SOC4220; SOC5360; SOC7770