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Mahsa BAKHSHAEI

mahsa.bakhshaei@mail.mcgill.ca
EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Aug 2014 Aug 2016
McGill University University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)
o Project title: Educational Experience of South Asian Students in Canada and in U.S.
o The Fonds de recherche du Qubec - Socit et culture (FRQSC), Postdoctoral Fellowship,
$64,000
o Supervisors: Dr. Ratna Ghosh (McGill University) and Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres (UCLA)
Ph.D. in Comparative Education and Foundations of Education
Jan 2008 Aug 2013
Universit de Montral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
o Dissertation: Educational Experience of Quebecs South Asian Students: Family,
Community, and School Dynamics
o Supervisor: Marie McAndrew
o Dissertation mention: Excellent
o Dissertation Committee: Francois Bowen, Jrene Rahm, Marie-Odile Magnan & Mela Sarkar
M.Sc. in French Literature
Sep 2005 - July 2007
Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
o Thesis title: Morality in Poems of Sadi and La Fontaine: A Comparative Study between
French and Persian Educational Literature
o Thesis mention: 19.0/20.0
B.Sc. in French Literature
Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
o GPA: 18.85/20.0 (Rank first in class)

Sep 2001 - Sep 2005

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Research and teaching interests: Sociology of education; Comparative and international
education; Multicultural and intercultural education; Immigration, ethnicity, and
equity in education; School success of immigrant students; Gender and education;
Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods.
EMPLOYMENT
Adjunct Researcher
Nov 2013 Aug 2014
The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS)
Director of Services to Cultural Communities
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
o Conducted research on Intercultural Education
o Collaborated with Ministry Councillors in supporting school boards initiatives for the
reception and integration of immigrant origin students

PUBLICATIONS
Books:

McAndrew, M., Balde, A., Bakhshaei, M., Tardif-Grenier, K., Armand, F., Guyon, S.,
Ledent, J., Lemieux, G., Potvin, M., Rahm, J., Vatz-Laaroussi, M., Audet, G., Carpentier, A.
& Rousseau, C. (Forthcoming, 2015). La russite ducative des lves issus de limmigration :
bilan dune dcennie de recherches et dinterventions au Qubec (Educational Acheivement of
Immigrant Students: One Decennie of Research and Intervention in Quebec). Montreal :
Presse de lUniversit de Montral.

Bakhshaei, M., McAndrew, M. & Ghosh, R. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, 2015). From Immigration
to Integration: South Asian Population in Quebec. Ottawa: McGill-Queen University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Bakhshaei, M., McAndrew, M. & Georgiou, T. (Forthcoming, 2015). The academic


performance of young Quebecers originating from South Asia: a comparison of the French
and English secondary public school. McGill Journal of Education.

Bakhshaei, M. (with collaboration of R. I. Henderson) (Forthcoming, 2015). Systemic


perspective on the socio-educational experiences of South Asian girls in Montreal:
promoting the wellbeing of newcomer women between integration and diversity. British
Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

McAndrew, M. & Bakhshaei, M. (2012). The difficult integration of Muslims in Quebec


since September 11th: international or local dynamics? Canadian International Journal.
Special issue on Canada after 9/11. Vol. 67, n 4, pp. 931-949.

Bakhshaei, M. & McAndrew, M. (2011). La Diplomation au secondaire des jeunes


Qubcois de la communaut sud-asiatique (The High School Graduation Rate of Quebec
South Asian Origin Youth). Canadian Ethnic Studies. Special issue on Multiculturalism
Turns 40. Vol. 43, nos. 1-2, pp. 109-128.

Book Chapters:

Bakhshaei, M. & Halsouet, B. (Forthcoming, 2015). Les jeunes sud-asiatiques Montral


et au banlieue (South Asian Youth in Montreal and Banlieues). Proceedings of India
Week Conference. October 6th to 11th, 2014. Montreal: The Montreal Institute of
International Studies (IEIM).

Bakhshaei, M. (Forthcoming, 2015). High School Graduation Rate: Family, Community,


and Systemic Dynamics. In M. Bakhshaei, M. McAndrew & R. Ghosh (eds.). From
Immigration to Integration: South Asian Population in Quebec. Ottawa: McGill-Queen
University Press.
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Bakhshaei, M. (Forthcoming, 2015). La scolarisation des lves issus de limmigration et


lducation interculturelle: historique, situation actuelle et principaux dfis (The
Schooling of Immigrant Origin Students and Intercultural Education: History, Current
Situation, and Challenges). In M. Potvin and M.-O. Magnan (eds). La diversit
ethnoculturelle, religieuse et linguistique en ducation : Thorie et pratique. Fides ducation.

Bakhshaei, M. & McAndrew, M. (Forthcoming, 2015). Comment assurer la russite


scolaire des lves issus de l'immigration: le rle des coles, de la famille et de la
communaut (How to assure the educational achievement of immigrant students: school,
family, and community roles). In M. Potvin and M.-O. Magnan (eds). La diversit
ethnoculturelle, religieuse et linguistique en ducation : Thorie et pratique. Fides ducation.

McAndrew, M., Audet, G. & Bakhshaei, M. (Forthcoming, 2015). Immigration and


Diversity in Quebecs Schools: An Assessment. In C. Kirkey, R. Jarett & S. Gervais (eds.),
Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the 21st Century. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Non-refereed Publications:

Bakhshaei, M. (2014). Lexprience socioscolaire et le genre : le cas des jeunes filles


dorigine sud-asiatique Montral (Socio-Educational Experience and Gender: The Case
of South Asian Young Women in Montreal). Cahier annuel de la Chaire de recherche en
immigration, ethnicit et citoyennet (CRIEC), Universit du Qubec Montral (UQM).

Bakhshaei, M. (2013). The School integration of South Asian Youth in a Francophone


society: the role of the education system. Canadian Diversity. Special Issue on Rethinking
Equity in India and Quebec: Towards Inclusive Societies, 10(1), 86-89.
L'intgration scolaire des jeunes Sud-Asiatiques dans une socit francophone: Le role du
systme dducation. Canadian Diversity. Special Issue on Rethinking Equity in India and
Quebec: Towards Inclusive Societies, 10(1), 89-90. (French translation).

Bakhshaei, M. (2013). The School Experience of Montreal Secondary School Students of


South Asian Origin: The Current Situation and Prospects for Action Conductive to their
Success in School. Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities (CEETUM).
http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca/documents/capsules/2013/2-bahshaei-asie-du-sudqualif-english.pdf
Le vcu scolaire des lves montralais originaires de lAsie du Sud au secondaire : tat de
la situation et prospectives pour une intervention en faveur de leur russite.
http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca/documents/capsules/2013/1-bakhshaei-asie-duSud.pdf (French translation)

McAndrew, M., Bakhshaei, M. & Ledent, J. (2013). Des mots pour le dire: le processus
migratoire et les caractristiques linguistiques (Words to Say: Migration Trajectories and
Linguistic Characteristics). Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities (CEETUM).
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http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca/documents/capsules/2013-enjeux/mcan-bah-led-enj2013-1.pdf

McAndrew, M., Ledent, J. & Bakhshaei, M. (2013). Des mots pour le dire: la persistance
des identits, des appartenances et des processus dexclusion (Words to Say: The
Persistence of Identities, of Belongings and of Exclusion Processes). Centre for Ethnic Studies
of
Montreal
Universities
(CEETUM).
http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca/documents/capsules/2013-enjeux/mcan-led-bah-enj2013-2.pdf

Research Reports:

Bakhshaei, M. (2014). La russite scolaire des jeunes qubcois issus de limmigration : un


diagnostic (Educational Success of Quebec Immigrant Origin Students: A Diagnosis). Lucie
and Andr Chagnon Fondation. 56 pages.

Bakhshaei, M., McAndrew, M. & Georgiou, T. (2012). Le vcu scolaire dlves qubcois
originaires de lAsie du Sud au secondaire : tat de la situation et prospectives pour une intervention
russite (The School Experience of Montreal Secondary School Students of South Asian
Origin: The Current Situation and Prospects for Action Conductive to their Success in
School). The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS). 70 pages.

Audet, G. (with collaboration of M. Bakhshaei, A. Balde, C. Borri-Anadon, J.-B. Leclercq &


M. Sun) (2011). Journes dtude sur lducation inclusive : pratiques, recherche, formation.
Prsentations et changes (Study day on inclusive education: practices, research, and
training). Canada Research Chair on Education and Ethnic Relations, Universit de
Montral. 26 pages.

Bakhshaei, M. (2011). La russite scolaire des lves issus de limmigration au secondaire. Portrait
quantitative des jeunes qubcois originaires de lAsie du Sud au secteur franais (Educational
achievement of young Quebeckers of immigrant origin in high school: Quantitative portrait
of youth from South Asia in the French sector). The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure
and Sport (MELS). 50 pages.

Bakhshaei, M. (2011). La russite scolaire des lves issus de limmigration au secondaire. Portrait
quantitative des jeunes qubcois originaires de lAfrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient au secteur
franais (Educational achievement of young Quebeckers of immigrant origin in high school:
Quantitative portrait of youth from North Africa and the Middle East in the French sector).
The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS). 52 pages.

Literature Reviews:

Bakhshaei, M. (2014). LEducation interculturelle : une revue de littrature (Intercultural


Education: A Literature Review). The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport
(MELS). 15 pages.
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Bakhshaei, M. (2009). Intgration linguistique des lves issus de limmigration: une revue
de littrature. (Linguistic integration of immigrant origin students: A literature review).
The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS). 25 pages.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellowship


Government of Quebec ($64,000)

2014-2016

Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Montreal Universities Centre for Ethnic Studies ($5,000)

2012-2013

Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Universit de Montral ($10,000)

Grant for Participation in Scientific Activities


Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities ($700)

Doctoral Fellowship
Immigration, Equity and Schooling Research Group ($5,000)

2010-2011

Canada Research Chair on Education and Ethnic Relations Award


Universit de Montral ($500)

2008

Excellence Grant for Newly Admitted Ph.D. Students


Universit de Montral ($5,000)

2008

Exemption from Tuition Fees for International Graduate Students


Universit de Montral

14th place (among 532 participants) in The National Higher


Education Entrance Examination for admission to the Graduate
French Literature Program
Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran

20112012
2011

2008-2010
2005

RESEARCH GRANTS

Educational Achievement of Quebec Immigrant Origin


Students: A Diagnosis, Lucie and Andr Chagnon Foundation
($25,000).

Linguistic Integration of Immigrant Students , The Quebec


Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS), Director of
Services to Cultural Communities ($6,500).

2013 2014

2008-2009

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Bakhshaei, M. (March 2015). Genre, classe, race et la russite scolaire : le cas des adolescentes
sud-asiatiques au Qubec (Gender, Class, Race, and School Success: The Case of South Asian
Adolescents in Quebec). 7e congrs sur les recherches fministes francophones :
Dcrochages/accrochages scolaires au fminin: penser, crer, agir . March 24-28, 2015.
Montreal, Canada (Invited Presenter).

Bakhshaei, M. (March 2015). Educational Achievement of South Asian Youth in Quebec French
Language Secondary Schools. 2015 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International
Education Society (CIES): Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally. March 813, 2015. Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, United-States (accepted).

Bakhshaei, M. (May 15, 2014). Lexprience et le parcours scolaires des jeunes issus de
limmigration : les pratiques et les interventions en milieu scolaire (The School Experience and
Pathway of Immigrant Students: School practices and Interventions). ACFAS 82nd
Congress. May 15-16, 2014, Universit Concordia, Montral, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (Mar. 12, 2014). Gender Role Socialization and Socio-Educational Experience
among South Asian Female High School Students in Montreal. 58th Annual Conference of the
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES): Revisioning Education for All.
March 10-15, 2014. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (Feb. 7, 2014). Lexprience socio-scolaire en fonction du genre, de la classe et de


lorigine ethnique : le cas des adolescentes dorigine sud-asiatique Montral (Gender, Class,
Ethnic Origin, and Socio-Educational Experience: The Case of Young Female South Asians
in Montreal). Colloque international et interdisciplinaire 2014 pour tudiants et nouveaux
chercheurs: Immigration, diversit ethnoculturelle et citoyennet. Chaire de recherche en
immigration, ethnicit et citoyennet (CRIEC), Universit du Qubec Montral (UQAM).
February 7, 2014. Universit du Qubec Montral (UQAM).

Bakhshaei, M. (Oct. 25, 2013). School-Community-Parent Partnerships and Educational


Achievement of Immigrant Youth. 2013 Interdisciplinary Education Conference Schedule.
North American Chapter (NAC) World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI).
October 24-26, 2013. LeCantlie Suites Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (May 8, 2013). La famille et l'intgration socioscolaire des lves qubcois


d'origine sud-asiatique (Family and Socio-Educational Integration of South Asian Students
in Quebec). 81e Congrs international de lACFAS. Universit Laval, Ville de Qubec,
Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (March 22, 2013). Les dynamiques influenant la russite scolaire des lves
originaires de lAsie du Sud au Qubec (Dynamics Influencing the School Success of South
Asian Students in Quebec). CEETUM 15th Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates.
Montreal, Canada.
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Bakhshaei, M. & Georgiou, T. (Jun. 21, 2012). Do Quebec French Schools Offer Equal
Opportunities for Success o All Students? Investigating the Case of the Students of South Asian
Origin. Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012). University of Guelph,
Ontario, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. & Georgiou, T. (May 7, 2012). Grandir Qubcois francophone : le cas des jeunes
sud-asiatiques au secondaire (Growing-up Quebecois-Francophone: The Case of South
Asian Youth). ACFAS 80th Congress. Palais de congrs de Montral, Montreal, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (Sep. 30, 2011). La politique canadienne de multiculturalisme assure-t-elle lgalit


de chance de la russite scolaire des lves immigrants au secondaire qubcois ? Le cas des lves
sud-asiatiques au secteur franais (Does the Canadian Multiculturalism Policy Ensure Equal
Academic Opportunities for Immigrant Students in Quebec High Schools? The Case of
South Asian Students in the French Sector). Multiculturalism Turns 40: Reflections on the
Canadian Policy. The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies
Association 2nd Annual Conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. & Georgiou, T. (Feb. 24, 2011). La russite scolaire dlves qubcois originaires
de lAsie du Sud au secondaire (The School Success of South Asian students in Quebec).
CEETUM 13th Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates. Montreal, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (Feb. 26, 2010). La russite scolaire dlves issus de l'immigration: les facteurs
linguistiques et systmiques (The school Success of Immigrant Students: Linguistic and
Systemic Factors). CEETUM 12th Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates.
Montreal, Canada.

Bakhshaei, M. (Mar. 27, 2008). Limpact de la mconnaissance du franais des parents sur la
relation parent-enfant dans les familles iraniennes immigres au Qubec (Parental French
Language Proficiency and Parent-Child Relationship in Iranian Immigrant Families Living
In Quebec). CEETUM 10th Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates. Montreal,
Canada.

INVITED TALKS

Bakhshaei, M. (Jan. 6, 2015). South Asian Youth in Canada and the United-States: A
Comparative Perspective on their School Achievement. Presented in graduate course taught by
Carlos Alberto Torres, University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Paulo Freire
Institute.

McAndrew, M., Ledent, J., Balde, A. & Bakhshaei, M. (Mar. 15, 2013). La russite au
secondaire des lves qubcois issus de limmigration (The School Success of Immigrant Youth
in Quebec). Conference debate co-organized with the Research Group on Immigration,
Equity, and Schooling, as well as the Montreal Achievement Network. Montreal,
Marguerite Bourgeoys School Board.
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Bakhshaei, M. & Georgiou, T. (Apr. 27, 2012). La perception et les activits des organismes
communautaires en lien avec la russite scolaire des lves qubcois originaires de lAsie du sud
(The School Success of South Asian Students in Quebec and the Role of the Community).
Seminar of Immigration, Equity and Schooling Research Group (GRIES).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Quantitative Studies:

Russite scolaire des jeunes qubcois issus de limmigration au secondaire : portrait des jeunes
originaires de lAsie du Sud au secteur franais (Educational Achievement of Young
Quebeckers of Immigrant Origin in High School: Portrait of Youth from South Asia in the
French Sector) (2010), The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS),
Canada Research Chair on Education and Ethnic Relations.
o Description of statistical analysis.

Russite scolaire des jeunes qubcois issus de limmigration au secondaire : portrait des jeunes
originaires de lAfrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient au secteur franais (Educational
Achievement of Young Quebeckers of Immigrant Origin in High School: Portrait of Youth
from North Africa and the Middle East in the French Sector) (2010), The Quebec Ministry
of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS), Canada Research Chair on Education and Ethnic
Relations.
o Description of statistical analysis.

Qualitative Studies:

Enfants de la Loi 101 allophones tudiant dans une universit montralaise (Allophone Children
of Bill 101 Studying in a Montreal University) (2012-2013), Department of Administration
and Foundations of Education, Universit de Montral, under the supervision of Prof.
Marie-Odile Magnan.
o Data collecting: semi-structured interviews.

Le vcu scolaire dlves qubcois originaires de lAsie du Sud au secondaire : tat de la situation et
prospectives pour une intervention russite (School Experiences of Quebecs High School
Students of South Asian Origin: State of the Situation and Prospects for a Successful
Intervention) (2011-2012), The Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS),
Canada Research Chair on Education and Ethnic Relations, under the supervision of Prof.
Marie McAndrew.
o Team coordinator and principal assistant researcher of the study:
Development of research methodology;
Development of five types of interview guidelines;
Data collection: 23 semi-structured interviews with 30 respondents (school
principals, teachers, school staff, community stakeholders, parents and
students);
Qualitative analysis;
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First author of the final report;


Participation in knowledge transfer activities (conference presentations,
articles, meetings with officers and councillors of the Ministry of
Education, community stakeholders, school principals and teachers (Mar.
15, 2013).

Les manuels qubcois et le rapport des enseignants dhistoire et dducation la citoyennet aux
savoirs scolaires sur lislam (Quebec Textbooks and the Report from Teachers of History and
Citizenship regarding School Knowledge on Islam) (2008-2009), Canada Research Chair
on Education and Ethnic Relations (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC), 2005-2009).
o Transcription of interviews and collaboration in qualitative analysis.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer

School and Society (graduated course)


Department of Administration and Foundations of
Education, Universit de Montral

Summer 2014

Lecturer

School and Social Environment (undergraduate course)


Department of Administration and Foundations of
Education, Universit de Montral

Summer 2012

Teaching
assistant

Citizenship, Diversity, and Equity: The Role of Education


(graduate seminar)
Department of Administration and Foundations of
Education, Universit de Montral, Prof. M. McAndrew

Winters 2009,
2010, 2012

Teaching
assistant

School and Social Environment (undergraduate course)


Department of Administration and Foundations of
Education, Universit de Montral, Prof. M. McAndrew

Winter 2009

Teacher

Farsi Second Language, Dehkhoda Saturday School,


Montreal (Volunteer)

2008-2009

Teacher

French Second Language, Apadana Language School,


Tehran, Iran

2005-2007

PANEL AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION


Scientific
Committee
Member

CEETUM 15th Colloquium for Students and Recent


Graduates. Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal
Universities

2013

Panel
president

Intgration et facteurs identitaires (First part),


CEETUM 15th Colloquium for Students and Recent
Graduates. Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal
Universities (CEETUM)

Panel
president

La persvrance scolaire: obstacles et russites ,


CEETUM 14th Colloquium for Students and Recent
Graduates. Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal
Universities (CEETUM)

Coordinator CEETUM 12th Colloquium for Students and Recent


Graduates: The Shifting Boundaries of Ethnicities:
Public Policies, Social Dynamics, and Reconfiguration
of Otherness. Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal
Universities (CEETUM)
Assistant
Colloquium on the Educational Success of Immigrant
Coordinator Origin Students, The Quebec Ministry of Education,
Leisure and Sport (MELS) Canada Research Chair on
Education and Ethnic Relations (CHEREUM) Centre
for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities (CEETUM),
Montreal.

Mar. 21, 2013

Mar. 15, 2012

Feb. 25 & 26,


2010

Nov. 5 & 6, 2009

REVIEWER FOR
Conferences:

2015 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES),
Washington, U.S.

2015 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Toronto, Canada.

2014 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
Gender and Education Committee. Toronto, Canada.

2013 CEETUM Colloquium for Students and Recent Graduates. Centre for Ethnic Studies
of Montreal Universities, Scientific Committee Member. Montreal, Canada.

MEDIA OUTREACH
lves dorigine sud-asiatiques lcole secondaire montralaise (South Asian Students in
Montreal High Schools), Radio-Canada. Info Matin, Joane Prince (February, 6th 2014):

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), since 2014.


Member of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.
Invited student, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Department of
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto (Summer & Fall 2010).
Student/researcher member, Immigration, Equity and Schooling Research Group
(GRIS) (2010 - present).
Student member, Canada Research Chair in Education and Ethnic Relations (2007 2013).
Student member/researcher, Centre for Ethnic Studies of Montreal Universities
(CEETUM) (2007 - 2013).

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Fluent in French and English, native speaker of Farsi, and some knowledge of Arabic.

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