Publications

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Books

Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought, Cambridge University Press (2017). [Co-winner of American Political Science Association’s Best First Book Award, Foundations of Political Theory section] [Persian edition, translated by Ali Khalandi, published in Tehran: Andisheh, 2018]

Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts (co-edited with Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, and Evelyn Hamdon), Cambridge Scholars (2017).

Refereed Articles

“Two Pro-Mostazafin Discourses in the 1979 Iranian Revolution,” Contemporary Islam, Vol. 11, Issue 3 (2017): 287–301.

“Introduction: Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus” (with Kara Abdolmaleki and Roxana Akhbari), in Siavash Saffari, Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, and Evelyn Hamdon, eds., Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2017): 1-25. 

“Charity or Mass Mobilization? Public Religion and the Struggle for Economic Justice,”  in Peyman Vahabzadeh, ed.,  Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice: Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2017): 65-80. 

Can the Subaltern be Heard?: Knowledge Production, Representation, and Responsibility in International Development,” Transcience Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2016): 36-46.

“Rethinking the Islam/Modernity Binary: Ali Shariati and Religiously Mediated Discourse of Sociopolitical Development,” Middle East Critique, Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015): 231-250.

“The Post-Islamist Turn and the Contesting Visions of Democratic Public Religion,” Sociology of Islam  –  Contemporary Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa special issue, Vol. 2, Issue 3-4, (2014): 127-143.

“Alternative Development(s), or Alternative(s) to Development?: Challenges and Prospects for Genuine Alternative-building,” in Nathan N. Andrews, Ernest Khalema, Temitope Oriola, and Isaac Odoom, eds.,  Africa Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on ‘Development’. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2013): 40-51.

“Limitations of Dialogue: Conflict Resolution in the Context of Power Asymmetries and Neglected Differences,” in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight, eds., Towards the Dignity of Difference?:  Neither End of History Nor Clash of Civilizations. London, UK: Ashgate, (2012): 245-260.

Non-Refereed Articles

“Understanding the 2017-18 Iran Protests,” GCC Report Biweekly No.131 (2018)

Iran Protests: Changing Dynamics between the Islamic Republic and the Poor, DiverseAsia (다양성+Asia), Issue 1 (2018)

“Iqbal, Muhammad (1877–1938)” (with Bilgehan Yıldız), in Cenap Çakmak ed., Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes]. Santa Barbara, California and Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO (2017): 733-737. 

“Shariati, Ali (1933–1977)” in Cenap Çakmak ed., Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes]. Santa Barbara, California and Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO (2017): 1440-1442. 

“Qutb, Sayyid,” in Gregory Claeys ed., Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought  – Volume Two. Washington: SAGE / CQ Press, (2013): 663-664.

“Faithful Life in an Urfi State” (co-translated with Mojtaba Mahdavi), by Hassan Yusefi-Eshkevari, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East  –  Secularism and Islamism: Iran and Beyond special issue, 31:1 (2011), 23-26.

“Pre-Secular Iranians in a Post-Secular Age; The Death of God, the Resurrection of God” (cotranslated with Mojtaba Mahdavi), by Reza Alijani, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the  Middle East – Secularism and Islamism: Iran and Beyond special issue, 31:1 (2011), 27-33.

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