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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University; Assistant Professor (limited term appointment), Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Zeinab Farokhi earned her PhD in Women and Gender Studies and Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. She is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University (2022-24) and an Assistant Professor (LTA) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (2022-2023). Her current manuscript compares the usage of Twitter by Islamophobic right-wing extremists in India, Canada, and the US, focusing on anti-Muslim rhetoric in Hindu and white nationalist discourse. Her most recent work can be found in Islamophobia Studies Journal (2021), Global Media Journal (2022), and in the edited collection, Affective Politics of Digital Media (2021), and Systemic Islamophobia in Canada: A Research Agenda (2023).


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Toronto


    University of Toronto, Women and Gender Studies