Educations & Degrees:
MS, Urban Studies, University of
BA, Urban Planning, University of Tehran, 2010
Cosmopolitanism, National and Cultural Identity, Political Sociology,
Immigration and Diaspora, the Middle East and Iran
Mehdi started his PhD in Sociology at Syracuse University in the Fall 2016. Prior to this, he earned a BA in Urban Planning from University of Tehran and a MS in Urban Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His master’s thesis there focused on the effects of Globalization on new generations in terms of Cosmopolitanism. After completing his master’s degree, he also worked for one year voluntarily in a community center in Milwaukee for refugee resettlement. Beside globalization and cosmopolitanism, his current research interests also include (cultural and national) identity, political sociology, immigration and refugees, the Middle East, and Iran.