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Abbas Barzegar

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
phone: 404-413-6102
e-mail: abarzegar(at)
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Barzegar is an affiliate of the Middle East Institute.

Areas of Interest:

Islamic sectarian polemics, Islamic historiography and hadith criticism, contemporary Islamic political movements, Shi’ism, and Islam in America

Selected Publications:

Co-edited with Richard Martin, Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam. Stanford University Press, 2009.

"The Persistence of Heresy: Paul of Tarsus, Ibn Saba, and Historical Narrative in Sunni Identity Formation" in Numen, special edition on Cultural Memory and the Study of Islam, edited by Andrew Rippin, (forthcoming Spring 2011).