Kimiya Missaghi

Department of Law and Legal Studies MA candidate, Kimiya Missaghi, has been awarded Research Impact Canada’s 2021 Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award in the Master’s category. Congratulations!

Kimiya Missaghi is a MA candidate at the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University currently completing her thesis. Her research is a case study that interviews alumni from an underground university in Iran. This university was created as a response to Baha’is being unable to attend higher education because of their religious affiliation in Iran. This study explores themes of resiliency, oppression, resistance, and education, and seeks to advance discourse on overcoming oppression and systematic barriers among minority groups. Areas of interest include human rights, religious freedom, refugee resiliency, social change, and innovative pedagogical approaches.