List of Publications
Bazaar and State in Iran: Politics of the Tehran Marketplace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Paperback released in November 2008.
Selected Journal Articles:
“When Ties Don’t Bind: Smuggling Effects, Bazaars, and Regulatory Regimes in Postrevolutionary Iran,” (co-authored with Narges Erami) Economy and Society 44,1(2015), 110-139.
“Analyzing Authoritarianism in an Age of Uprisings,” Arab Studies Journal, 12,1(Spring 2014), 342-357.
Co-editor with Waleed Hazbun of Special Section in Geopolitics: “Transnational Connections in the Middle East: Political Economy, Security and Geopolitical Imaginaries,” Geopolitics 15,2(May 2010).
“Re-Mapping Transnational Connections in the Middle East” (co-authored with Waleed Hazbun), Geopolitics 15,2(May 2010), 203-209.
“Geopolitics and the Genealogy of Free Trade Zones in the Persian Gulf,” Geopolitics 15,2(May 2010), 263-289.
“Regime Loyalty and Bâzâri Representation under the Islamic Republic of Iran: Dilemmas of the Society of Islamic Coalition,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 41, 2(May 2009), 225-246.
“Turban or Hat, Seminarian or Soldier: State Building and Clergy Building in Reza Shah’s Iran,” Journal of Church and State 45,1(Winter 2003), 81-112.
“State-Building and Religious Resources: An Institutional Theory of Church-State Relations in Iran and Mexico,” (co-authored with Anthony Gill) Politics and Society 27,3(September 1999), 431-465.
Selected Book Chapters:
“From Port Cities to Cities with Ports: Towards a Multiscalar History of Persian Gulf Urbanism in the Twentieth Century,” in Mehran Kamrava (ed.), Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (Fall 2015)).
“Places in Shadows, Networks in Transformation: An Analysis of the Tehran Bazaar’s Publicness,” in Seteney Shami (ed.), Publics, Politics and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2009), 205-234.
“Contestation without Democracy: Elite Fragmentation in Iran,” in Marsha Pripstein Posusney and Michelle Penner Angrist (eds.), Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005), 63-88.
Selected Short Essays:
Review of Jeannie Sowers and Christopher Toensing (eds.), The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt (London: Verso, 2012); http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/the-journey-to-tahrir-revolution-protest-and-social-change-in-egypt/#more-2877
“Beyond 1979 and 2011: When Comparisons Distract,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 44,1(2012), 159-161.
“A War on Multiple Fronts,” (co-authored with Nida Alahmad), Middle East Report 257(Winter 2010), 17-28.
“Tehran, June 2009,” Kaveh Ehsani, Arang Keshavarzian and Norma Claire Moruzzi, Middle East Report Online, June 28, 2009, http://www.merip.org/mero/mero062809.html
“Clash of Neoconservatives? The Bush Administration and Iran’s New President,” Foreign Policy in Focus, August 10, 2005.
Arang Keshavarzian is Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies at New York University. He earned his PhD in Politics at Princeton University and has taught at Concordia University in Montreal and Connecticut College. His research interests and teaching encompass the politics of the Middle East, history of 20th century Iran and the Persian Gulf, and the intersections of politics and space. He is the author of Bazaaar and State in Iran: the Politics of the Tehran Marketplace (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He has published articles on religious resources in the context of state-building, authoritarian reproduction, smuggling, and the geopolitics of free trade zones. His current project examines the Persian Gulf in the long-twentieth century as a means to interpret imperialism and capitalist integration under British and US hegemony.