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Brian Mann

Assistant Professor

I am a historian of the modern Middle East with a specialization in 19th/20th century Iran. I teach undergraduate surveys in Middle Eastern, Islamic World, and World History, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses on Iran, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and British imperialism in the Middle East.  I have also taught graduate students how to read Persian. My main research interests are nationalism, social movements, and imperialism, as they relate to modern Iran and the Middle East in general, and I am particularly interested in the region of Khuzistan (Iran's southwestern and oil-rich province which sits along the border with Iraq on the Persian Gulf). I am the advisor to the History Club, the webmaster for the History Department, and serve on various other committees in and outside the department. I am also an afficiliated faculty member of the Graduate School, Humanities Center, and Asian Studies Program. 

Ofice Hours: Fall 2014
MW: 8:00-9:00, WF: 10:00-11:00, & by appt.

Areas of Expertise

  • History

Education

Undergraduate: Hofstra University
Graduate: University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Modern Middle East, 19th- & 20th-century Iran, Khuzistan, nationalism, tribal & ethnic groups, imperialism, urbanization, labor, social movements


Contact Information

Email: bmann@eiu.edu