Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Professor, Political Science

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Contact Information

310A Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-5877
Curriculum Vitae
Mehrzad Boroujerdi

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

Personal Website


 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)

Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft, ed. Mehrzad Boroujerdi. Syracuse University Press, 2013.

Tarashidam, Parastidam, Shikastam [I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity]. Tehran: Nashr-e Negah-e Mo`aser, 2010.

Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

Research Interests

My general interests are in the areas of Middle Eastern politics and intellectual history.

Research Projects

I have recently started work on a biographical study that deals with the 1979 Iranian Revolution.