Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies
A visiting faculty member at Berkeley, Mahmood Monshipouri is teaching "Youth, Technology, and Democratic Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa" in Spring 2013 semester.
Monshipouri is Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Georgia in 1987. He has taught at the University of Georgia, Central Michigan University, Alma College, Quinnipiac University, Redlands University, and CSU-San Marcos. During 2003-06, he served as a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.
At SFSU, Monshipouri teaches courses in international relation, with emphasis on human rights, identity construction and globalization in the Muslim world. He has published and edited several books, most recently Terrorism, Security, and Human Rights: Harnessing the Rule of Law (2012). Previous publications include Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies; Muslims in Global Politics: Identities, Interests, and Human Right); and Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts. He co-edited Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization.
His most recent articles have appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Insight Turkey, and International Studies Journal. He has served as president of the International Studies Association-Northeast Political Science Association and executive director of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis. He currently serves as an editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Berkeley Electronic Press.