Shirin Montazer

Shirin Montazer

Assistant Professor


313-577-2735 (fax)

 2270 F/AB, 656 W. Kirby St.

Curriculum vitae

Shirin Montazer

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

    • Sociology of Mental Health and Mental Disorder
    • Immigration and Mental Health
    • Work-Family Conflict
    • Neighborhood Context
    • Quantitative Methodology


Shirin Montazer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University Of Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on any combination of the following areas: mental health, immigration, social stressors, neighborhood context, and the work-family interface. Her current reserach examines a) the effect of immigration and length of residence in the host country on mental health and work-family conflict and b) the effect of job demands on the work-family interface and mental health. Her work appears in such journals as the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Society and Mental Health, and Social Science Research.


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

Selected publications

Forthcoming. Montazer, Shirin. "Immigration, Visible-minority Status, Gender, and Depression." Society and Mental Health. 

2018. Montazer, Shirin. "Disentangling the Effects of Primary and Secondary International Migration on Psychological Distress: The role of Mastery.” Canadian Journal of Public Health 109: 284-293

2018. Montazer, Shirin. "Economic development of origin-countries, life-stage at immigration, and length of residence effects on psychological distress.” Social Currents 5:583-604.

2018. Young, Marisa and Shirin Montazer. “Neighborhood Effects on Immigrants’ Experiences of Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Distress.” Society and Mental Health 8:25-49.

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 63:263-276

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 7:1-20.


Currently teaching

  •  SOC3220; SOC6280

Courses taught

 SOC3220; SOC2100; SOC2210; SOC2000; SOC4220; SOC5360; SOC7770; SOC6280