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Research Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, M.I.T.
Ph.D., 1968, Yale University
M.A., 1965, New School for Social Research, New York
B.S., 1963, University of Michigan
Current Research Interests:
Intellectuals and politics in contemporary Iran and the Middle East; socioeconomic inequality, class, and social mobility; cultural identity, nationalism, and religion; U.S.-Iran relations.
Positions Held in Professional Associations & Editorships
2013-16 Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
2004-05 President, Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA)
1998-99 President, Association for Iranian Studies
1994-15 Member, Editorial Board, Iran-Nameh
1983-87 Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Middle East Studies
1968-82 Founding Editor, Journal of Iranian Studies
2022. Editor-in-chief of the Freedom of Thought Journal