Human Rights in the Middle East
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Dr. Mahmood Monshipouri is a faculty member of the Department of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Georgia in 1987. He has taught at the University of Georgia, Central Michigan University, Alma College, Quinnipiac University, Redlands University, and California State University at San Marcos. During 2003-2006, he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies—Yale University. He teaches several courses in international relations, including the Middle and North Africa in International Relations, the Persian Gulf in International Relations, Theory and Application in International Relations, and Introduction to World Affairs. He specializes in human rights, identity construction, and globalization in the Muslim world. His most recent work is entitled, Muslims in Global Politics: Identity, Interests, and Human Rights (forthcoming, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript, tentatively entitled, Getting Counterterrorism Policy Right: Alternative Strategies (to be completed in 2010). He is co-editor of Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2003), Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts, (New Delhi, India: Global Media Publications, 2006); and he is the author of Islamism, Secularism, and Human Rights in the Middle East (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998), and Democratization, Liberalization, and Human Rights in the Third World (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1995). His most recent articles have appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Insight Turkey, and International Studies Journal. He has served as the President of the International Studies Association—Northeast Political Science Association, the Executive Director of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis. He currently serves as an editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Berkeley Electronic Press.