Houchang Chehabi

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Houchang Chehabi
Houchang Esfandiar Chehabi
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisModernist Shi'ism and Politics: The Liberation Movement of Iran (1986)
Doctoral advisorJuan José Linz
Other academic advisorsErvand Abrahamian
Academic work
DisciplineIranian studies

Houchang Esfandiar Chehabi is a scholar of Iranian studies at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University where he is Professor of International Relations and History.[1][2]

Chehabi is Iranian-German and was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a former Harvard faculty member, as well as UCLA. He received his MA and DPhil from Yale University.

His publications focus on Iran and its history and politics. His books include Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini (1990) and Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years (2006).[1] In 2015 he was a Fellow at the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Profile, Houchang Chrhabi, Pardee School, Boston University". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Interview - Houchang Chehabi". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Chehabi in Berlin as Humboldt Fellow". Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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