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MATEO M. FARZANEH (Ph. D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010) is an Assistant Professor of the Islamic World and a modern Middle East historian.  His primary field of research is the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905/06 - 1911) and the role of Shiite clerics in it.  He also studies Iran-Iraq relations; religious Iranian nationalisms: and the history of Shiism.  He is a recipient of multiple fellowships and awards from the University of California Regents, UC Santa Barbara's history department, and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.  Before joining NEIU Mateo taught at Santa Barbara City College and California State University Fullerton.