Vahid Jadidi

Vahid Jadidi

Vahid Jadidi

Graduate Research Assistant

Gender-based violence, cybercrime, crime and social psychology, urban crimes, criminal victimization, and crime policy.

Vahid Jadidi is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He earned his BA in Social Science-Social Research from Allameh Tabataba’i University and MA in Sociology at The University of Tehran in Iran. He currently works under Dr. Jin R. Lee and Dr. Auzeen Shariati as a Graduate Research Assistant. His research interests are Gender-based violence, cybercrime, crime and social psychology, urban crimes, criminal victimization, and crime policy.

He also Carried out information and data retrieval searches using electronic databases, analyzed and evaluated research and interpreted data using a range of statistical packages, liaised with direct social research field interviewers to gather information. Prepared, presented and disseminated results in the form of reports, and briefings as a Research and Development Specialist between Apr. 2018 - Jun. 2020 in Electro Novin Plast company in Iran.

Selected Publications


  • Lee, J.R., Ayerza, J.M., Lee, W.G., Jadidi, V., & Holt, T.J. (Forthcoming). “Cybercrime offending and victimization during the COVID-19 pandemic.” COVID-19: Trends and Innovations in Crime and Criminal Justice, Pleggenkuhle, B., & Schafer, J., eds. Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Jadidi, V. “Hectic City "Study of Street Music as A Common Artistic Phenomenon in the City”, published in the “5TH International Conference on Social Studies, Law and Popular Culture”, Tehran, Iran, November 2021.
  • Jadidi, V. “An investigation of lived experience of married women with breast cancer: A phenomenological approach (Case study: 30–55 year-old women in the city of Bukan)”, in the “6th National Conference on Humanities and Psychology Studies, Tehran - Iran. 2021

  • Jadidi, V. “Investigating the Impact of Social Networking Sites (Instagram) on Students' Ethnic Identity (Case Study: Students of Islamic Azad University, East Tehran Branch)”, in the “7TH National Conference on Management Studies in the Humanities”, Tehran - Iran. 2021
  • Jadidi, V.Ezaehae Gass” Nikmehr press, Tehran, Iran, my second book (including philosophic topics with sociological aspect), ISBN: 978-600- 8986-46-1, April 2019

  • Jadidi, V. Asghari, SM, Safinejad, J, “The Suicide of Mamasani’s Women during Achieve the Power of Mohammad Shah”, International Congress on Humanities, Social Science and Behavioral Science, Tehran, Iran, September 22, 2018.

  • Jadidi, V.Vaaya”, Nikmehr press, Tehran, Iran, my first book (including sociology of art and aesthetic topics), ISBN: 978-600-8287- 66-7, September 2017.

Expanded Publication List


  • Worked on a project, in the course of social thoughts of Muslim thinkers, “The flow of religious reform thought”, 2021.

  • Worked on two projects, in the course of sociology of art, 1. “Adorno and the music market”, The analysis of Iranian Music market and commodification of music”, and 2. “Can Tehran walls be art creators?”, A study of the Graffiti art subculture in Iran, 2021.

  • Research in the area of Theories of Sociology, with the title of “Analysis of Habermas theory of communicative action with the focus on the study and comparison with Weber’s rationalization theory”, 2021.

  • Worked on a project, in the course of organizational sociology, “Administrative system and the hierarchy of Kahrizak sanitarium (as an NGO located in the south of Tehran)” and their influence on the conditions of elderly there, 2018.
  • Worked on a project, in the course of the family sociology, “Modernism and its effects on the family, and its association with women’s employment”, 2017.


Grants and Fellowships

  • Departmental Summer Scholarship, George Mason University, 2023.
  • The Provost Presidential Scholar, George Mason University, 2023.                                                                                            


PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University (2023-)

MA, Sociology, The University of Tehran (2022)

BA, Social science-social research, Allameh Tabataba'i University (2018)