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Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies

Mahmood Monshipouri

A teacher of Middle Eastern politics at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Mahmood Monshipouri, PhD. specializes in human rights, identity construction, and globalization in the Muslim world.

He has published and edited several books, including Democratic Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa: Youth, Technology, and Modernization (2013); Terrorism, Security, and Human Rights: Harnessing the Rule of Law (2012); Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies (2011); Muslims in Global Politics: Identities, Interests, and Human Rights (2009); and Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts (2006). He co-edited Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization (2003).

Monshipouri is editor of Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in the Post-Khomeini Iran, slated for publication by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

Monshipouri 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 relations. He has published and edited a number of books, including Terrorism, Security, and Human Rights: Harnessing the Rule of Law (2012), 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 articles have appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Insight Turkey, and International Studies Journal, among others. 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 is an editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Berkeley Electronic Press.

Posts by Mahmood Monshipouri

4-7-15Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Nuclear Framework Agreement: What to make of this deal with Iran?
11-18-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Diplomacy with Iran: A win-win situation
9-19-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?U.S. strategy on ISIL: What’s the endgame?
2-12-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?After the Arab Spring: Transitions and crisis of governability