I am a comparative-historical sociologist and the Associate Director of Princeton University's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.  My research focuses on political economy, welfare systems, economic history, and social movements in Western Asia and Northern Africa.  My current book project concentrates on post-revolutionary Iranian state and society.

Recent Blog Posts

Mobilizing Ideas on the Green Movement

The good folks over at Mobilizing Ideas - the official blog of the journal Mobilization - invited me to contribute to a forum on studying failed movements.  My piece takes a look at the 2009 Green movement and recaps my arguments on its rise and fall.