Faculty Affiliates of the Center for the Humanities
Office: 3721 - Coleman Hall
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 European 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 and 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
MWF: 8:00-9:00, W: 10:00-11:00, & by appt.
Frequently Taught Courses
HIS 1526G: World History: The Twentieth-Century World
HIS 3200: Islamic History
HIS 3210: History of the Modern Middle East
HIS 4775: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIS 4775: Modern Iran
HIS 4775: The British Empire & the Islamic World
HIS 57001: World History Seminar (varioust topics)
HIS 59901: Indepenent Study
EducationUndergraduate: Hofstra University
Graduate: University of Texas at Austin
Middle East Studies Association
International Society for Iranian Studies
For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.
Modern Iran Modern Middle East
ResearchModern Middle East, 19th- & 20th-century Iran, Khuzistan, nationalism, tribal groups & ethnic minorities, imperialism, urbanization, labor, social movements
- Mann, Brian. "The Khuzistani Arab Movement, 1941-46: A Case of Nationalism?" In Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity, edited by Kamran Scot Aghaie and Afshin Marashi. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.