University of California Santa Barbara
History, Ph.D., 2010
"The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani" (Syracuse University Press, 2015), Best First Book Award 2016 by the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta.
“Akhund Khurasani: A Historical Model for Iranian Constitutionalism,” Digest of Middle East Studies (forthcoming)
“Gum shudih-yi dar safihati tarikh,” Sharq, (2012); a Persian language journal published in Iran
“Interregional Rivalry Cloaked in Iraqi Arab Nationalism and Iranian Secular Nationalism and Shi‘ite Ideology,” International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (2009)
“Shi‘i Ideology, Iranian Secular Nationalism, and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88),” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (2007)
“Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the Migration of Iranian Youth to California,” Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (2005)
An Iranian native, Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh attended high school and college in southern California. After spending seven years in nursing and health care industries, his curiosity led him to pursue a higher education in history. He is quadrilingual, speaking Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic. Recipient of a number of prestigious awards and fellowships, he taught world and Middle Eastern history at Santa Barbara City College and California State Fullerton before joining NEIU’s History faculty in 2010.
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