I am an assistant professor of West Asian Studies at Seoul National University. I studied comparative politics and political theory at Simon Fraser University and McMaster University, and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta (2013) in Political Science and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. 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.