Concordia University

Prof. Richard Foltz, PhD

Professor, Religions and Cultures

Office: S-R 106 
R Annex,
2050 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5730


PhD (Harvard University)

Richard Foltz is a cultural historian specializing in the broader Iranian world. His most recent book is Iran in World History (Oxford University Press, 2016), which has also been published in a Persian edition (Entesharat-e Dibayeh, 2016). He has recently completed a book entitled A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East, which will be published by I.B. Tauris in 2019.

Research interests

Iranian History
Central Asia
Silk Road
Mughal India
Religions of Iran



Selected publications


Stefanie Duguay earned her PhD in Media and Communications from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, where she was an active member of the Digital Media Research Centre. During this time, she spent a summer as a PhD Intern with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research. She graduated with distinction from the MSc program at the Oxford Internet Institute and she has professional experience working with the Canadian government in the areas of client services and digital strategy.

Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday life, with particular attention to sexual and gender identity and social media. This has included studies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people’s social media use, dating apps, self-presentation, and everyday activism with the use of mixed traditional and digital research methods. Her research and teaching demonstrate a commitment to fostering inclusive spaces for knowledge exchange and producing research that reveals power relations in sociotechnical systems.


Member of:
        Feminist Media Studio
        Association of Internet Researchers
        International Communication Association

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recent graduate seminars and reading courses

Fall 2018

COMS 325 Approaches to Communication Research

Winter 2019

COMS 354 Youth and Media
COMS 472/521 Communication Technologies and Gender

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