Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi


Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, BSc (Hons), PGDip, MA, DPhil (Oxon) is a historian of modern Iran and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Dr Sadeghi-Boroujerdi was formerly fixed term lecturer at the University of Exeter teaching Modern Middle Eastern History and Teaching Fellow for the International Politics of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He obtained his DPhil in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Queen's College, University of Oxford under the supervision of Dr Homa Katouzian and Dr Abolghasem Fanaei, focusing on post-revolutionary Iranian intellectual and political history.

His research interests comprise 20th century Iranian political, intellectual and social history, Marxism, Marxist political economy, Iranian left-wing and Islamist political groups, parties and movements, political Islam, transnational Shīʿī Islam, and the Shīʿī ʿulamāʾ.

He has published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, Digest of Middle East Studies, among other venues, and his forthcoming monograph is entitled, Political Theology in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Disenchantment, Reform and the Death of Utopia (Iranian Studies, Routledge). Moreover, he has edited and introduced the late John Cooper's translation of Shaykh Mahdi Ha'iri Yazdi's Universal Science: The Philosophy of Metaphysics due to be published by Brill.