Associate Professor of Political Science
Chair, Political Science Department
Ph.D., M.A. Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University
M.S., Sharif University of Technology
B.S., Polytechnic University of Tehran
Comparative (Western-Islamic) Political Philosophy
Politics and Religion in the Middle East
Pols 207; Classical Political Theory
Pols 227; Modern Political Theory
Pols 263; Politics of the Middle East
Pols 307; Freedom and Justice
Pols 337; Power and the State
Pols 347; Islamic Political Thought
Pols 357; Violence and Revolution
Pols 367; Politics and Religion
First Year Seminar; On Democracy
Senior Seminar; Conservative Political Thought
Politics and the Criteria of Truth. Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2010.
"Razi on Reason and Political Authority: A Study in Medieval Persian Political Thought." Iranian Studies, (2014): 1-27. DOI: 10.1080/00210862.2014.940747.
"The Unfolding of Unreason: J. Tabatabai's Idea of Political Decline in Iran." Co-authored with M. Boroujerdi. Iranian Studies (2014): 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/00210862.2014.926661.
"Adorno's Dialectical Realism." Co-authored with Linda M. Alcoff. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 14, 2 (2010): 45-64.
“Metaphysics, Secularism and Cosmopolitan Democracy.” Co-authored with E. K. Soltani in Iranian Identity and Cosmopolitanism; Spheres of Belonging, edited by Lucian Stone. London: Bloomsbury. 2014, 35-48.
"On Sadi's Treatise on Advice to the Kings." Co-authored with M. Boroujerdi in Mirror for the Muslim Prince; Islam and Theory of Statecraft. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 2013, 45-81.
Kamrava, Mehran, "Iran's Intellectual Revolution," in The Middle East Journal, vol.63, no.2 (Spring 2009): 327-328.
Roxanne L. Euben, "Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern Rationalism," in International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 37, no. 1 (February 2005): 109-111.