Ph.D. in Islamic Studies
Ph.D. in Political Science
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Tarbiat Modares University
Iranian studies, Islamic intellectual history, Middle Eastern studies, political science
I am a dual Ph.D. in Islamic studies (with specialization in Shia intellectual history) and political science (with specialization in Iranian studies). My areas of interest are Islamic studies, Shia intellectual history, Iranian Studies and Middle Eastern politics. Before leaving Iran in December 2012, I was an associate professor of political science at Islamic Azad University in my hometown, Kerman. After settling in Ohio, USA in 2013, I started teaching at the Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton (UD), and then joined the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Spring 2021. I moved to India in April 2022 to teach Persian at Punjabi University, Patiala (PUP), and from December 2022 to March 2023 I worked as a visiting research scholar at Guru Gobind Singh Chair, PUP. My task was to translate Sikh texts including JAP Sahib (by Guru Gobind Singh) into Persian. My first book in English entitled “The Conceptualization of Guardianship in the Iranian Intellectual History (1800 -1989): Reading Ibn ?Arab?’s Theory of Wil?ya in the Sh??a World", has been published by Palgrave McMillan in September 2019. I also published several articles on different aspects of Islamic studies, Iranian studies, and Shi’a intellectual history.