Vahid Tolooei is an independent researcher and a freelancer working as a sociologist and English to Persian translator, Persian copy-editor and writer. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Iranian Studies at the University of Toronto. He serves as an Editorial Assistant for Iran Nameh: A Persian Quarterly of Iranian Studies and Iran Namag: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies. He holds a 2011 Ph.D. in Cultural Sociology from the University of Tehran, where he wrote a dissertation on the history of sociology in Iran. Prior to moving to Toronto, he was a lecturer and researcher at the ACECR and University of Science and Culture in Tehran. Since 2003, He was one of the editors of the Daneshgostar Encyclopedia. He wrote several articles on the sociology of literature, sociology of science, social science methodologies, and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.