Published Articles in English



"The New Arab Revolts: characteristics and implications for the region and beyond," Rahavard English Online, June 2011.


"Sociology in Iran: Between Politics, Religion, and Western Influence," in The International Sociological Association Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions, Edited by Sujata Patel, Sage, 2010, Pp. 268-279.

"A Campaign for Equality and Democratic Culture: Women's One Million Signatures Campaign in Iran," Women for Change, Monday 6 August 2007.

"Shakespeare in the Islamic Republic and Sa’edi in Ohio; Performing Ghlamhossein Sa'edi's 'Othello in Wonderland' in Ohio," The Iranian, November 23, 2005, with Elane Denny-Todd.


"A Stunning Election?  Maybe Not,"  AIC Insight, No. 4, September 2005.


"Iran’s reformers: a future that works. On the Election of Ahmadinejad and the Failure of Reformists," Open Democracy, July 14, 2005.


“Gholamhosain Karbaschi,” "Kamal Kharrazi,” "Ataollah Mohajerani,” “Mir-Hosain Mosavi,” “Behzad Nabavi,” and “Ali Akbar Velayati,” Six enteries in Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa.  Edited by Philip Mattar. Thomson Gale. 2004.


Youth Movement in the Muslim World,” Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Richard Martin (Ed.), Thomson Gale. 2004. Pages 740-44.


"America and Anti-Americanism in the Middle East," The Tharwa Project, December 20, 2004.


"The Iranian Women's Movement: A Century Long Struggle," The Muslim World,, Vol. 94, No. 4, October 2004.


"Islam and the West: The Clash of Civilization?" OWL (Ohio Wesleyan Literary Magazine), Spring 2004. 


"Sociology in Post Revolutionary Iran," Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 2, November 2003.


Fending for themselves: Teens, Islam, and the Middle East”, Introduction to Teen Life in the Middle East (Greenwood Press, 2003).


“Globalization, Islam, and Islamicists,” The Civic Arts Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2002.

“Challenges of Multicultural Co-Existence,”  Zumari, A Journal of Black World Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 2002.

"Secular or not; Religious Intellectuals Come Short," The Iranian, August 12, 2002.

"Making a Hero: Heroes Are Neither Self-Selected nor Eternal." The Iranian, Novemeber 27, 2000. At

"Perception of Gender Roles among Iranian Women in the United States," Gender and Society in the Muslim World. Edited by Sarah Ansari and Vanessa Martin, London: Curzon Press. 2001.

"Iranian Women: Between Islamization and Globalization," Iran Encountering Globalization: Problems and Prospects, Edited by Ali Mohammadi, London and New York: Routledge/Curzon, 2003.


Trading Places: Changes in Gender Roles within the Iranian Immigrant Family,” Critique; Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East, No. 15, Fall 1999.


The Student Movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 2, November 1999, pp 5-32.


“Role Reversal and its Consequences in the Iranian Immigrant Family,” Danesh Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 4, Summer 1999.


Harmful Favoritism: How Not to Help Arrested Jews in Iran,” the Iranian, July 1999, at


Ethnic Identity among Second-Generation Iranians in the United States,” Iranian Studies, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 1998.


“The Second Generation Iranians: Questions and Concerns,” The Iranian, No. 9, February-March 1997, An Online Magazine on the World Wide Web (  Also reprinted in Danesh Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1997.


“Determinants of Adaptations for Second Generation Iranians,CIRA Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 1, March 1997.


“Using a Persian Novel in a Sociology Class,” The Persian Book Review, Vol. 6, No. 24, Winter 1996-97, reprinted on Internet at


Commentary on Pre-Capitalist Iran: A Theoretical History,Critique; Journal of Critical Studies of the Middle East, No. 8, Spring 1996.


“Civil Society in the Islamic Republic?” CIRA Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 3, Spring 1996.


"Reconstructing Gender in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Transcending the Revolution?" Middle East Insight, Vol. 11, No. 5, July-August, 1995.


"The Case of Incorporating Middle East into the Curricula," West Virginia Sociological Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1995.


"Islam and the Islamic Fundamentalism," Survey of Social Sciences: Sociology, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1994.


"Islam, the Middle East and the New World Order," in Hamid Zangeneh (ed.), Islam, Iran, and World Stability, St. Martins Press, 1994.


"Tyranny and Responsibility: Makiya on Human Rights and Against Arab Intellectuals," Critique, No. 3, Fall, 1993.


"Post-Revolutionary Intelligentia and Critical Praxis: A Response," Critique, No. 2, Spring, 1993.


"Needed: Fair Employment Procedures," Footnote, the American Sociological Association, February, 1992.


"Sociology of Knowledge and Epistemology," Michigan Sociological Review, No. 3, 1989.


"Problems Foreign Students Face As Teaching Assistants," co-authored with John Useem and William Ewens.  A two-part article published in December, 1986 and January, 1987, issues of Footnote, American Sociological Association.  The original version of this paper, authored solely by myself, has been distributed to sociology graduate students at Michigan State University every year since 1981. 


"A Syllabus for Social Stratification," in David C. Lineweber (ed.), Social Stratification: A Set of Syllabi_and Instructional Materials.  American Sociological Association, Teaching Resources Center, 1983.


"Women of Iran:  A Bibliography of Sources in the English Language," The Review of Iranian Political-Economy & History, Vol. IV, No. 2 and Vol. V, No. 1, Fall 1980 and Spring 1981, Reprint.


"Women of Iran: A Bibliographical Essay," The Resources-for Feminist Research, Vol. IX, No. 4, December 1980/January 1981.


"The Iranian Struggle for Liberation:  Socio-Historical Roots to the Islamic Revolution," The Review of Iranian Political Economy and History, Vol. IV, No. 1, Spring, 1980.


"Iranian 'Islamic Revolution':  The Relationship between Religion and Politics," Islamic Revolution, Vol. 1, No. 6, September, 1979.


Numerous articles on socio-political developments in the Middle East in the State News, Michigan State University, 1979-1980.


Numerous letters published in Lettor to the Editor of Wall Street Journal, US News Today, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Christian Science Monitor Daily, and Columbus Dispatch.