Hamid Abdollahyan


Communication/Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Tehran



Hamid Abdollahyan is a Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran. His research interests include new media and cultural differences, Media and Public Sphere, Cultural Studies and Generations' Gap, Consumer Culture and Automobile Industry, Research Methods in Communications Studies, Comparative Dimensions of Sociology, Communication and History, Historical Sociology, Social Networking, Human-computer Interaction, Internet World and its Problematic for Science. His writings have appeared as a book titled Conceptualization of Reality in Historical Sociology; Narrating Absentee-Landlordism in Iran (2004), Comparative Perspectives in Sociology, Anthropology and Communication (2008). He also has published several articles in Journals such as Alternate Routes, Critique; Critical Middle Eastern Studies, WeltTrends, Asian Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Media and Religion, Iranian Social Science


PhD in Sociology, from Carleton University


Arts and Humanities, Sociology and Political Science, Development, Communication



the relations between space and social relations.

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Historical Sociology of Iran

It deals with development issues concerning Iranian land reform and development.

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  • Economic Aspects of Social Media: Facebook’s Potential for Generating Business in Iran
    H Abdollahyan, MS Ansari
    The Palgrave Handbook of Everyday Digital Life, 37-59 2024

  • Network Analysis of Twitter Users in Iran; Studying Public Sphere Properties
    H Abdollahyan, S Saleh
    Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology 39 (117 2024

  • Measuring the Effectiveness and Penetration of Fake News in the Core and Centrality of the Persian Twitter Chat Network during the Corona: Geopolitical Area of Fake Users
    H Abdollahyan, A Tafreshi, M Bahar
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Culture 2023

  • Marvin Krohn's Network Theory, Big Data, and Network Analysis: Studying Social Deviance in Social Media
    S Mirzaee, A Aliverdinia, H Abdollahyan, ME Riahi
    Sociology of Social Institutions 9 (20), 219-252 2023

  • Children's reception of critical concepts in animated movies
    M Alehpour, H Abdollahyan
    Media International Australia 184 (1), 136-149 2022

  • Historical Sociology of Iran: The Analysis and Interpretation of the Role of Young and Old Politicians in Political Field of Iran, Post-constitutional Revolution Till the 1960s
    H Abdollahyan, S Karimi
    Sociological Review 29 (1), 345-367 2022

  • Analysis and Explanation of the Causal Relationship Between the Online Game Clash of Clans and Behavioral Changes of the Players.
    H Abdollahyan, M Atakhani
    Global Media Journal-Persian Edition 16 (2), 75-105 2022

  • Studying Power and Resistance Relations in Contemporary World: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Experience of the 2015 Arbaeen March
    H Abdollahyan, SM Tabatabaei
    Iranian Journal of Anthropological Research 11 (2), 33-67 2022

    H Abdollahyan, Z Asadi
    Content, Community & Communication 13 2021

  • A Study on the Representation of the Lifestyle of Iranian Women in Family Magazines’ Advertisements
    F Bazyar, H Abdollahyan, T Azadarmaki, M Navabakhsh
    Cultural Studies & Communication 17 (62), 27-50 2021

  • پدیدارشناسی تجارب زیستهی زنان سالمند تنها از رهاشدگی و طرد
    علی کرمی, کریم, ملکی, عبداللهیان, رضائی

  • Phenomenology of the lived experiences of lonely aged women from abandonment and rejection
    K Alikarami, A Maleki, H Abdollahyan, M Rezaei
    Social Welfare Quarterly 21 (80), 245-274 2021

  • Children’s Reception of Critical Contents in Brave and Frozen
    H Abdollahyan, M Alepour
    Journal of Social Problems of Iran 11 (2), 233-255 2021

  • SPSS Kolmogorov–Smirnov test for normality
    S Tutorials

  • Applying Grunig’s Models of Public Relation to Two Telecommunication Companies in Syria
    رزان یاسن ریشه, عباس قنبری باغستان, حمید عبداللهیان

  • An ethnographic study of communication between humans, nature, and place: In search of a sense of belonging in Abarkouhi Homes, Iran
    H Abdollahyan, F Mohammadi
    Space and Culture 23 (4), 522-535 2020

  • جیمز گرانیگ و الگوهای حاکم بر روابط عمومی مطالعه موردی دو شرکت مخابراتی در سوریه
    یاسنریشه, رزان, عبداللهیان

  • of Symbolic Actions of Ira nian Instagram Users
    Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences, 214 2020

  • Media culture in transnational Asia: Convergences and divergences
    M Dodd, R Amit, S Arora, J Jotwani, DWS Lau, WM Wang, J Gagnon, ...
    Rutgers University Press 2020

  • A semiotic study on the symbolic actions of the Instagram’s Omani users
    ام كلثوم العجميه, عليرضا دهقان نيري, حميد عبداللهيان


  • The digital divide
    M Ragnedda, GW Muschert
    Routledge 2013
    Citations: 530

  • Cultural sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: an encyclopedia
    AL Stanton, E Ramsamy, PJ Seybolt, CM Elliott
    SAGE publications 2012
    Citations: 68

  • Digital inclusion: An international comparative analysis
    G Goggin, H Abdollahyan, MS Ansari, O Ben-Harush, A Chen, L Dalvit, ...
    Rowman & Littlefield 2018
    Citations: 27

  • The generations gap in contemporary Iran
    H Abdollahyan
    Citations: 27

  • Measuring the functionality of rural management in Iran based on the factors affecting the management process in rural Iran
    H Abdollahyan, S Shariati, E Shooshtarizadeh
    Management Research in Iran 10 (20), 227-267 2006
    Citations: 13

  • A survey analysis of digital literacy among undergraduate students of the University of Tehran
    H Abdollahyan, M Ahmadi
    Amity Journal of Media and Communication 1 (1), 1-6 2011
    Citations: 12

  • Social stratification and its indices: A critique
    H Nayebi, H Abdollahyan
    Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies 15 (3), 249-263 2006
    Citations: 11

  • An analysis of the influence of radio political campaign messages on voters’ electoral behavior in Kano, Nigeria
    H Abdollahyan, A Machika
    Iranian Sociological Review 7 (2), 59-72 2017
    Citations: 10

  • An analysis of the second-level digital divide in Iran: A case study of University of Tehran undergraduate students
    H Abdollahyan, M Semati, M Ahmadi
    The Digital Divide, 237-250 2013
    Citations: 9

  • Phenomenology of the lived experiences of lonely aged women from abandonment and rejection
    K Alikarami, A Maleki, H Abdollahyan, M Rezaei
    Social Welfare Quarterly 21 (80), 245-274 2021
    Citations: 8

  • SPSS Kolmogorov–Smirnov test for normality
    S Tutorials
    Citations: 8

  • Conceptualizing occupational prestige: An empirical case study from Iran
    H Abdollahyan, H Nayebi
    Asian Journal of Social Science 37 (2), 192-207 2009
    Citations: 8

  • Media culture in transnational Asia: Convergences and divergences
    M Dodd, R Amit, S Arora, J Jotwani, DWS Lau, WM Wang, J Gagnon, ...
    Rutgers University Press 2020
    Citations: 6

  • Gender and generations modes of religiosity: locality versus globality of Iranian media
    H Abdollahyan
    Journal of media and religion 7 (1-2), 4-33 2008
    Citations: 6

  • نسلها و نگرشهاي جنسيتي: سنجش آگاهي از تعارض در نگرشهاي جنسيتي
    عبدالهيان حميد

    Citations: 6

  • اندازه گيري عملکرد مديريت روستايي در ايران بر اساس عوامل تاثير گذار بر فرآيند مديريت در روستاهاي ايران
    عبدالهيان حميد, شريعتي شيما, شوشتري زاده الهام

    Citations: 6

  • The lived experience of loneliness among aged women (A phenomenological study)
    K Alikarami, A Maleki, H Abdollahyan, M Rezaei
    Women's Strategic Studies 21 (83), 7-30 2019
    Citations: 5

  • Religious Magazines: Keeping the Faith
    K Waters
    The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research, 308-322 2015
    Citations: 5

  • Conceptualizing gender gap in Iran
    H Abdollahyan
    Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Congress, Quebec 28 2001
    Citations: 5

  • Understanding the managerial logic used by the Iranian public science magazines for the production of content
    Z Ojagh, H Abdollahyan
    Journal of Iranian Cultural Research 7 (3), 25-43 2014
    Citations: 4