I am an Assistant Professor of West Asian Studies, in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, at Seoul National University. I received a Ph.D. (2013) in Political Science from the University of Alberta (Canada), with dual emphasis on comparative politics and political theory. I also hold an M.A. from McMaster University and a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, both in Political Science. Prior to joining Seoul National University, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. My research and teaching interests include Middle Eastern and Islamic politics, modern Islamic political thought, modern Iranian social and intellectual history, modernity/coloniality/decoloniality, and development/post-development.