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About Shervin Malekzadeh

Shervin Malekzadeh is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center where he is working on 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.” This fall, Shervin will begin a new position at Williams College as a Visiting Professor of Political Science. 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.

Author Archives: Shervin Malekzadeh

Learning to Lose in Iran

May 23rd, 2017 | by Shervin Malekzadeh

by Shervin Malekzadeh Win or lose, it has become obvious that the fortunes of Hassan Rouhani and his administration remain

The Virtues of Voting in Iran

May 3rd, 2017 | by Shervin Malekzadeh

by Shervin Malekzadeh Nearly 40 million Iranians will vote for president on May 19. Yet, many outside observers will interpret

Trump: The American Ahmadinejad?

November 10th, 2016 | by Shervin Malekzadeh

by Shervin Malekzadeh [Given the outcome of the US presidential election, LobeLog is republishing this commentary from February] Western coverage

The Politics of Participation in Iran

June 20th, 2014 | by Shervin Malekzadeh

by Shervin Malekzadeh Millions of Iranians will gather in the coming days to watch their country take on the world in something

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