Siavash Saffari is an associate professor of West Asian Studies at Seoul National University. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alberta (2013), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University (2014-2016). His work is primarily in modern Iranian intellectual history, modern Islamic political thought, and postcolonial and decolonial theory. His articles have appeared in Iranian Studies; Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East; Review of Radical Political Economics; Middle East Critique; Sociology of Islam; and Contemporary Islam. His book, Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017), was the co-recipient of the 2018 Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award from the American Political Science Association.