Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

 Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall MC-466
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Global History/Iranian Revolution/Islamist Social Movements

Research Description

My work addresses conceptual, political, and historical significance of the Iranian revolution of 1979. Through this work, I engage with questions regarding the condition of postcolonial modernity in relation to the concepts of religion, public sphere, democracy and governmentallty. 

Education

  • PhD, University of California

Courses

  • Global Histories
  • Social Theory
  • Postcoloniality and Postcolonial Theory
  • Orientalism and Its Critics
  • Historical Sociology
  • Modern Iran
  • Comparative Revolutions

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

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The Divine, the People, and the Faqih: On Khomeini’s Theory of Sovereignty A Critical Introduction to Khomeini The Divine, the People, and the Faqih: On Khomeini’s Theory of Sovereignty Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2014.
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The Political Hermeneutics of Abdolkarim Soroush Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics The Political Hermeneutics of Abdolkarim Soroush Oxford, London Oxford University Press 2013.
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“’When Life Will No Longer Barter Itself:’ In Defense of Foucault on the Iranina Revolution,” A Foucault for the 21st Century: Governmentality, Biopolitics and Discipline in the New Millennium edited by Sam Binkley. “’When Life Will No Longer Barter Itself:’ In Defense of Foucault on the Iranina Revolution,” Edited by Sam Binkley, New Castle, UK Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009.
Iran as a Solution Rather than a Problem: The Politics of Reform Social Change and Dissent in Iran Iran as a Solution Rather than a Problem: The Politics of Reform Washington, DC CNA 2003.
Between the Shah and the Imam, the Students of the Left in Iran Student Protest Between the Shah and the Imam, the Students of the Left in Iran New York Addison Wesley Longman 1998.

Reviews

Ali Mirsepassi, Political Islam, Iran, and the Enlightenment: Philosophies of Hope and Despair International Journal of Middle East Studies 45 1 2013.
Cyrus Schayegh, Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950 Culture and Social History 8 2 2011.
Peyman Vahabzadeh, A Guerrilla Odyssey: Modernization, Secularism, Democracy, and the Fadai Period of National Liberation in Iran, 1971–1979 The American Historical Review 116 5 2011.
Ervand Abrahamian, A History of Modern Iran American Historical Review 32 3 2010.
Berna Turam, Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement Contemporary Sociology 37 1 2008.
Social Change in Iran, by Behzad Yaghmaian Middle East Journal 56 4 2002.
States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutions, by Misagh Parsa Social Forces 81 2 2002.
An Islamic Utopian: Political Biography of Ali Shari’ati, by Ali Rahnema Critique Spring 16 2001.

Journal Articles

Political Spirituality and the Dream of Emancipation: What Foucault Learned in Iran. Andisheh-ye Puyā 1 5 2013.
Women's Right, Shari'a Law, and the Secularization of Islam in Iran International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 26 3 2013.
Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz Introduction: The Iranian Revolution Turns 30 Radical History Review Fall 105 2009.
Mourning, Memory and Memorializing: The Iranian Veterans of Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) Radical History Review Fall 105 2009.
Michael Burawoy and the Construction of Public Sociology Critical Sociology 31 3 2005.
Contentious Public Religion: Two Conceptions of Islam in Revolutionary Iran International Sociology 19 4 2004.
Loving America and Longing for Home: Isma`il al-Faruqi and the Emergence of Muslim Diaspora in the United States International Migration 42 2 2004.
Islam and High-Technology: Global Communications and Cultural Re-Inventions Arab World 1 1 2001.
Islam, Globalization, and Human Rights: The Case of Iran Political and Legal Anthropology Review 23 1 2001.
Postmodernity and the Emergence of Islamist Movements International Review of Social History 42 1 1997.
Is Islamic Science Possible? Social Epistemology Fall 2-3 1996.

Encyclopedia Entries

Westernization Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought Princeton University Press 2012.
Abdolkarim Soroush Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Macmillan Reference 2004.
Ali Shari'ati Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World MacMillan Reference 2004.
Mojtahed-Shabestari, Mohammad Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Macmillan Reference 2004.
Mortaza Motahhari Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World MacMillan 2004.

Edited Books

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Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz The Iranian Revolution Turns Thirty Duke University Press 2009. Duke University Press.

Website Articles

“Can Obama Transcend the Iron Cage of the White House?” Counterpunch 2008.
“The World is not Florida and the US Isn’t Its Supreme Leader” Counterpunch 2007.
“The Donkey and the Date: On the Iranian Municipal Elections” Counterpunch 2006.
Six Simple Proposals to Solve the Iranian Nuclear ‘Crisis’” Counterpunch (print edition) 2006.
“When a Cartoon Is Not a Cartoon: What Is Funny about a Demonized Prophet and His Terrorist Followers?” iranian.com 2006.
“Whose Justice Does Saddam’s Trial Serve?” Counterpunch 2005.
“Thomas Friedman’s Muslim Problem” Counterpunch 2005.
“What’s the Matter with Iran? How the Reformists Lost the Presidency” iranian.com 2005.
“Lost Muslim Voices of Dissent” Counterpunch 2004.
“Playing Politics with Nukes, Is the U.S. on a Collision Course with Iran?” Commondreams 2004.
“Disturbing Opportunism: Change in Iran ought to flourish without external threats of violence and invasion” iranian.com 2003.

Books

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Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran London, New York I.B.Tauris 2008.
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Ghamari, Behrooz Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment University of Minnesota Press 2016.
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Ghamari, Behrooz Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution New York/London OR/Counterpoint 2016.