Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies
A teacher of Middle Eastern politics at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Mahmood Monshipouri, PhD. will be teaching two summer 2015 courses at Berkeley: Introduction to the Middle East in the first summer session and Middle Eastern Politics in the second.
Monshipouri is editor of the forthcoming book Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in the Post-Khomeini Iran (Oxford University Press).
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 relations, with emphasis on human rights, identity construction and globalization in the Muslim world. He has published and edited several 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 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.