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Iranian Nationalism and the Different Shades of Internal Colonialism: Kurds and Other non-Persian Minorities


Thursday, October 26, 2023, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Ahmad Mohammadpour
Assistant Professor of of Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations, Dept. of Sociology, Bentley University and MESA Global Academy Scholar, 2020-2021

Ahmad Mohammadpour is a socio-anthropologist from Eastern Kurdistan, Iran. He has his PhD in sociology from Shiraz University, Iran. He has also a PhD in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught courses on nationalism, and ethno-religious conflicts in the Contemporary Middle East. Mohammadpour's research centers on the ethno-religious minorities and political economy of de-development in Iran, with a focus on Eastern Kurds. He has written eight monographs and (co)authored over 60 academic articles in English, Kurdish and Persian. Mohammadpour’s works on Kurdistan are widely considered models for ethnographic and grounded theory-based research in Iran. 

Mohammadpour’s works have appeared in various international peer-reviewed journals such as Critical SociologySecurity DialogueCurrent AnthropologyBritish Journal of SociologyThird World QuarterlyEthnicitiesQuality & Quantity: International Journal of MethodologyBritish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Wellbeing, among others.

Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan

See also: IranAnthropologyHistoryWCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar2023-24

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