Ali Mirsepassi

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Ali Mirsepassi
Born(1950-10-27)October 27, 1950
EducationAmerican University (MA, PhD), University of Tehran (BA)
Scientific career
InstitutionsNew York University
ThesisThe Historical and Structural Development of Labor Politics in Modern Iran (1985)

Ali Mirsepassi (born 1950) is an Iranian-American sociologist and political scientist and Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University.[1]


  • The Loneliest Revolution: A Memoir of Solidarity and Struggle in Iran, Edinburgh University Press, 2023
  • The Discovery of Iran: Taghi Arani, a Radical Cosmopolitan, Cambridge University Press, 2021
  • Iran's Quiet Revolution: The Downfall of the Pahlavi State, Cambridge University Press, 2019
  • Iran’s Troubled Modernity: Debating Ahmad Fardid’s Legacy, Cambridge University Press, 2018
  • Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid, Cambridge University Press, 2017
  • Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism, Cambridge University Press, 2014, co-author, with Tadd Fernee
  • Political Islam, Iran and Enlightenment, Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • Democracy in Modern Iran, New York University Press, 2010
  • Intellectual Discourses and Politics of Modernization: Negotiating Modernity in Iran, Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • Truth or Democracy
  • Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World, Syracuse University Press, 2002, coeditor
  • Al Ghazali’s Alchemy of Happiness, forthcoming


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