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Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Missouri University of Science and Technology
HRLI Grantee

Mehrzad Boroujerdi is vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was a professor of government and international affairs and director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, a professor of political science at Syracuse University, and president of the Association for Iranian Studies.

Dr. Boroujerdi earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University, his master’s degree in political science from Northeastern University, and his PhD in international relations from the American University (Washington, DC). He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, a visiting scholar at UCLA, and a nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute (Washington, DC). He was the founding codirector of the Religion, Media & International Affairs Program at Syracuse University (2006–9), supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. He is frequently consulted by both government entities and national and international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, The Economist, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, the New York Times, Reuters, Der Spiegel, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Featured Work: Islam and the Promenades of Global Media,” with Nicole J. Allem, in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs, edited by Timothy S. Shah et al. (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Upcoming Projects: An autobiographical novel about the 1979 Iranian Revolution.