I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Yale. I study comparative politics of conflict and participation in relation to information regimes. My research interests focus on comparative politics and political communication. My work has appeared, among others, in Political Communication, PS: Political Science & Politics, as well as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
Prior to starting my second Ph.D. at Yale, I studied philosophy (M.A. '09) and network information theory (Ph.D. '06) at Stanford–M.S. '02, B.S. '01 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran–and worked briefly (06-08) as an R&D engineer at Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego.
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My dissertation, Communication and Conflict, examines the dynamics of protest, particularly the Arab Spring, in relation to means of political communication, combining historical comparative analysis, social network modeling, field surveys, and quantitative methods. An augmented version of my dissertation–as a book proposal titled Politics of Information–is under review at Cambridge University Press, see the Table of Contents.
My current work’s regional focus is the Middle East. I have written on the Arab Spring, specifically the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the Iranian presidential election of 2013, and the ongoing Syrian civil war, and have conducted survey fieldwork (by proxy) in Cairo.
For a summary of my recent and ongoing work divided based on topics, accompanied with a detailed description of each project see Research/Publications.
Affiliations and Recent Activities
I am affiliated with Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School and Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab at NYU. Recently, I organized a roundtable at APSA 2013 on Politics of Information. The panel brings together scholars from different subfields of political science who research media and political mobilization. I am also the organizer of a one-day workshop on Social Media and Political Participation to be held at NYU’s Center for Social and Political Behavior in October 2013. Here is a link to a list of my invited and refereed talks.
last modified: 07/28/2013