About Me

Before stepping foot in Western Massachusetts, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at New York University. Earlier, I received a PhD in Sociology from McGill University, an MA in Sociology from McMaster University, and an HBSc in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

As a researcher, I draw on a range of quantitative and computational instruments to study social, political and cultural phenomena in comparative perspective. These phenomena include, but are not limited to, ethnic identification and cultural transmission among immigrants and the links between democracy, populism and nationalism in the modern world.

Thus far, my work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces and Social Science Research.

Outside of academia, I enjoy spicy food, hip-hop, and the Toronto Raptors. I will never forget the championship parade in 2019.


Sakeef M. Karim

Assistant Professor of Sociology