Majid Sharifi Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs Program, Eastern Washington University

Dr. Majid Sharifi is an Iranian-American who has lived and worked in the United States for over 30 years. Currently, he teaches at the Department of Government and International Affairs Program at Eastern Washington University. Although a citizen of the United States, he has never lost his social connections to Iran, where he has conducted an extensive field research about modern Iranian nationalism. He has written about how competing Iranian nationalisms have shaped the contour of Iran's domestic and foreign policies. He is now in the process of publishing a book titled, Imagining Iran: Contending Nationalism.