Professor, Political Science
Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization (2015-2017)
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar (2014-present)
Ph.D., American University, 1990
Comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, political elites
Politics of the Middle East
International Relations of the Middle East
Politics of Iran
Representations of the Middle East
PostrevolutionaryIran: APoliticalHandbook, with Kourosh
Rahimkhani (Syracuse University Press,
2018)Tarashidam, Parastidam, Shikastam [I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity]
Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft, ed. Mehrzad Boroujerdi. Syracuse University Press, 2013.
. Tehran: Nashr-e Negah-e Mo`aser, 2010.Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism
. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
My general interests are in the areas of Middle Eastern politics and intellectual history.
I have recently started work on a biographical
study that deals with the 1979 Iranian Revolution.