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Farid Younos Faculty Profile

  • BS Sociology; Radford University, VA
  • MS Sociology; Radford University, VA
  • PhD International and Multicultural Education; University of San Francisco

Not teaching this quarter.

Principles of Islamic Sociology, Author House, Indiana, November 2011.

Democratic Imperialism: Democratization Versus Islamization, Author House, Indiana, 2008.

Gender Equality in Islam, 1st Book Library, Indiana, 2002.

Contributing Author:

“God Is Not Abusive”: Three faiths addressing domestic violence. Stand! Against Domestic Violence, California, 2006.

“Little Kabul” in Asia in the San Francisco Bay Area, by Asia Society of New York, Avalon Travel Publishing, July 2004.

Afghan Fact Sheet: Afghan History and Culture, Juliene G. Lipson with Farid Younos and Mariam Mehdi. Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington D.C., June 2002. This research project has been posted on the Web at

Other publications in English:

“Hit Me Not” Afghan Domestic Violence in an Afghan Immigrant Community in the United States. Afghan Coalition , 2007.

“A Conscious Choice to Vote Must be Made by all Muslims.” Milpitas Post/Fremont Bulletin, Vol.9, No.39, September 25, 2004.

“Democratization of Afghanistan is not new.” Contra Costa Times, November 12, 2004,  and Milpitas Post/Fremont Bulletin, November 13, 2004.

“U.S. Government Registration Requirement for Afghan Men: A Commentary.” The Cultural Exchange, Volume 7:2, Spring 2003.

“Semitism Misunderstood.” Interfaith of Contra Costa County, in Ministering Together, September  2002.

“We Must Appreciate all Cultures.” Contra Costa Times, January 2002.

 “Solving Societal Ills Begins at Home.” Contra Costa Times,  February 21, 2002.

“My Destiny as an Afghan.” Contra Costa Health Division, Director Report, November 2001.

Distinguished Ambassador of Islam and Visionary Peace Award in recognition of sterling work towards justice, peace, and reconcialtion. Sheikh Shaheed Satadien Justice and Peace Foundation, Dublin, Ireland, Octotber 2010.

Nominated for “Outstanding Professor Award.” California State University-East Bay 2008-09.

Outstanding Anchorman Award, NOOR TV 2008.

Stand! Against Domestic Violence: Certificate of Achievement, May 2007.

Plaque of Appreciation. Afghan-American students, 2007. 

Afghan Coalition: Certificate of Achievement, 2005.

Afghan Coalition:  Achievement Award in Interfaith Program 2004.

Ollie Mullen Award STAND! Against Domestic Violence (SM), 2003. 

California State Senate, “Peace at Home”, 2002. 

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