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 Brian  Mann

Brian Mann

Assistant Professor

Office: 3721 - Coleman Hall
Email: bmann@eiu.edu

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 Western-Middle Eastern relations.  I am also currently teaching three 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.I look forward to offering our students more courses on Iranian, Middle Eastern, and Islamic history.

Ofice Hours: Spring 2014
MWF: 8-9, M: 1-2, & by appt.

Current Syllabi

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 57001: World History Seminar
HIS 59901: Indepenent Study

Professional Organizations

Middle East Studies Association
International Society for Iranian Studies


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

Research proficient in Persian, Arabic, and French.

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