Gendered Experiences of Human Dignity within Canadian Universities: The Case of Iranian International Students


  • Erfaneh Razavipour PhD Candidate at McGill university



Canada, Gender, Human dignity, Iran, Migration, University Students, International Students, Educational System


This article explores Iranian international students’ (IISs) experiences of human dignity (HD) within Canadian universities. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 24 current and former IISs, We created a conceptual HD framework to analyze the data. Three themes emerged as key to IISs’ experiences of HD in the context of postsecondary education: 1) the relationship between students and university faculty/staff, 2) gender equality and freedom, and, 3) having a minority or marginalized identity. We conclude with observations about how an awareness of students’ HD experiences could strengthen the support offered to international students (ISs).


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Razavipour, E. (2023). Gendered Experiences of Human Dignity within Canadian Universities: The Case of Iranian International Students. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 14(5A), 38–45.



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