My recent monograph, "Revolution and its Discontents: Political Thought and Reform in Iran", charts the political and philosophical genealogy of Iran’s post-revolutionary reform movement in the context of the global Cold War and Euro-American traditions of Cold War liberalism and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.
I also co-edited a volume. "Political Parties in the Middle East" (Routledge, 2019), which will be published in late 2019. The volume brings together articles authored by a host of leading scholars on the history and politics of political parties in the modern Middle East and seeks to assess their historical significance, as well as their abiding relevance or lack thereof, in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings of 2011.
I am currently working on a second monograph that examines the history of political thought and political theorising in modern Iran through a global and decolonial lens, interrogating, in particular, the relationship between sovereignty, self-determination and coloniality.
My research interests include modern Islamic political thought, political theology, critical race theory and the study of Islamophobia, Marxism in the Global South, travelling and reception theory, the intellectual and political history of the Middle East, as well as anti-colonial, postcolonial and decolonial theory.
My writings have been published in Modern Intellectual History, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, Digest of Middle East Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal, Foreign Policy, Jadaliyya, Al Jazeera, Lobelog, Jacobin, The Guardian, among other venues, and he has also appeared widely on the international media.