Professor and Chair, Political Science
Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar
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
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.
My general interests are in the areas of Middle Eastern politics and intellectual history.
I am currently engaged in a large scale study of political elite in post-revolutionary Iran.