Maziar Behrooz

Maziar Behrooz is an Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University. Professor Behrooz earned his B.A. in History and Government from Saint Mary’s College of California, M.A. in the History of Modern Europe from San Francisco State University, C.Phil. and Ph.D. in the History of the Near East, 1500-Present from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Behrooz researches Islamic movements in the Middle East, the history of the Middle East, and nationalism and imperialism in the Near East. He focuses on the politics of Iran during the Arab Spring and the reign of Khomeini in addition to the interactions between Russia and Middle Eastern nations.

Representative Publications

Behrooz, Maziar. “The Islamic State and the Crisis of Marja’iyat in Iran.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 16.2 (1996): 93-100.

Behrooz, Maziar. “Trends in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1979-1988.” Keddie, Nikki R & Mark J Gasiorowski (eds.), Neither East nor West: Iran, the Soviet Union, and the United States (1990): 13-35.

Behrooz, Maziar. “Revisiting the Second Russo-Iranian War (1826–28): Causes and Perceptions.” Iranian Studies 46.3 (2013): 359-381.

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