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Shervin Malekzadeh

Shervin Malekzadeh is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College where he is completing a book manuscript on post-revolutionary schooling in Iran from the perspective of ordinary families and local officials tasked with educating “the New Islamic Citizen.” Prior to coming to Williams, he served as Visiting Professor of Comparative Politics at Swarthmore College. A former schoolteacher and a regular visitor to Iran, as well as an accidental participant in the 2009 Green Movement, his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Folha de São Paulo, among others. Shervin’s research and publications are available at his academic website, www.shervinmalekzadeh.com.





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Learning to Lose in Iran

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by

by Shervin Malekzadeh Win or lose, it has become obvious that the fortunes of Hassan Rouhani and his administration remain bound to the memory of 2009 and the Green Movement. Calls for the release of the ...

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The Virtues of Voting in Iran

Published on May 3rd, 2017 | by

by Shervin Malekzadeh Nearly 40 million Iranians will vote for president on May 19. Yet, many outside observers will interpret this participation as a mobilization of bad faith, an “as if” politics in which the authorities ...

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Trump: The American Ahmadinejad?

Published on November 10th, 2016 | by

by Shervin Malekzadeh [Given the outcome of the US presidential election, LobeLog is republishing this commentary from February] Western coverage of Iran has long relied on the convention of describing important public personalities as the Persian ...

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The Politics of Participation in Iran

Published on June 20th, 2014 | by

by Shervin Malekzadeh Millions of Iranians will gather in the coming days to watch their country take on the world in something other than politics. Against the odds, against Argentina, and after a long, eight-year absence, Iran’s participation ...

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