I am an assistant professor of West Asian Studies, in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, at Seoul National University. I studied comparative politics and political theory at Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and the University of Alberta (Ph.D. 2013). 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.