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
Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook, 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.