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Shirin Saeidi

Shirin Saeidi

Assistant Professor

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences

(PLSC)-Political Science

Phone: 479-575-2996

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Dr. Shirin Saeidi is an assistant professor of political science and an affiliated faculty member of the Middle East Studies Program. She earned a B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Ph.D. in politics and international studies from Cambridge University, UK.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters that have appeared in Gender & History, Citizenship Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, International Studies Review, and The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. Her forthcoming book, Women and the Islamic Republic: How Gendered Citizenship Conditions the Iranian State, is in the final stages of preparation. She is currently researching the global expansion of Hezbollah and the implications of this process for the remaking of transnational hierarchies.

She has been on the editorial board of the journal citizenship studies since 2014. She is also on the International Advisory Board for the Journal of International and Global Studies