Hasan Shahpari

Hasan Shahpari has been a faculty member in the department of Sociology at Villanova University, as well as teaching at various educational establishments. Prior to teaching, he was a director of social research and the general director for the Iranian National Radio and Television. Dr. Shahpari received his bachelor degree in Economics from Shiraz (Pahlavi) University in Iran, his MBA from the Iran Center for Management Studies (ICMS), affiliated with Harvard Business School. He got his master’s degree in Medical Sociology and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He received a fellowship award on social teachings of Christianity. His works have been published in both Persian and English peer-review journals. He has authored book chapters and has been a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals.


Religious Economies and Religious Mobility: The Christian West and the Islamic East and Africa
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 37 pages.
Religious economies are a novel idea with potential application in a free market economy. They bring the idea of the existence of the supernatural and concern with ultimate...
Structural-Functionalism, Stratification and Historical Background of Islamic Economic Thought: Transitions and Ruptures
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 17 pages.
A thorough analysis of the Islamic economy requires a multi-disciplinary analysis of the political, religious, and ethical aspects, and how they influence the workings of the...
Revisiting Companionship and the Socio-Economy of the Islamic Guilds: Sufism, the Guilds' Vertical and Horizontal Structure of Communication, and the Islamic Economic System
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2021. 36 pages.
This chapter is an introduction to the history of the formation of guilds and how they connect them to the religious and social structures that molded them. The craft-guilds are...
Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations
Hasan Shahpari, Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. © 2016. 372 pages.
In an era of globalization and cross-cultural awareness, an interest in the relationship between economics and religion, politics, and social behavior is alive and well. In...