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  • PhD, University of Toronto

  • MA, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

  • BA (Honors), University of Western Ontario



  • Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge (Wolfson College and Center for Islamic Studies (2022)

  • Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2013-present) Director, Center for Middle East Studies (2012-present); Assistant Professor (2008-2012)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Los Angeles and Global Fellow, UCLA International Institute (2007-2008)

  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University (2005-2007)

  • Research Affiliate, Center for Middle Easter Studies, Harvard University (2005-2006)

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2004-2005); Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo (2003-2004)


Research and Expertise:

Middle East and Islamic affairs, religion and democracy, secularism, comparative politics and political theory, politics of the Middle East, democracy and human rights, Islam-West relations.

​Introducing CMES Director Nader Hashemi

Professor Quickly Becoming Expert on the Middle East

An Interview on Teaching the Middle East the University of Denver

Biography: About
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