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Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Fellow for the Middle East
Office Phone: (713) 348-3754

biography

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Ph.D., is a fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute. His research focuses on U.S.-Iran relations and the politics of religion.
 
Tabaar is an associate professor in international affairs at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service. He has previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He has also been a visiting scholar at George Washington, Cambridge, Harvard and Columbia universities. He is the author of “Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran” (Columbia University Press, 2018).
 
Tabaar received his Ph.D. in comparative politics and international relations from Georgetown University, an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and a B.A. in social sciences from the University of Tehran.

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