Loyola University Chicago

Interdisciplinary Honors Program

Ghazal Poshtkouhian Nadi, Ph.D

Learn more about Dr. Ghazal Poshtkouhian Nadi

Advanced Lecturer

  • Office Location: Francis Hall 150
  • Phone Number: 773.508.3552
  • E-mail: gnadi@luc.edu


I am an advanced lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and Director of Middle East and Islamic World Studies. I hold a PhD in Political Science from American University. My research and teaching interests include political institutions, public policy as well as Middle East and African studies. I regularly teach HONR 204: Climate Change, Development, and Environmental SustainabilityHONR 212: Encountering the Middle East and HONR 210: Encountering Africa.


Teaching and Research Interests

  • Democratization
  • Constitutional Studies
  • Environmental Politics
  • Middle East Studies
  • African Studies

Trainings and Certificates

  • Online Teaching Course: Design (OTC: Design), Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2020.
  • The Instructional Technologies Course (ITC), Loyola University Chicago, Summer 2020.
  • ICPSR Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan, Summer 2016.
  • The Greenberg Seminars for Effective Teaching, American University, Spring 2016.


Maboudi, Tofigh and Ghazal P. Nadi. 2021. “From Public Participation to Constitutional Legitimacy: Evidence from Tunisia.” Political Research Quarterly. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/10659129211014279

Maboudi, Tofigh, Ghazal P. Nadi, and Todd Eisenstadt. 2021. “Render unto Caesar Just a Little Bit Longer: The Relationship Between Constitutional Reforms and Executive Survival.” Government and Opposition.

Maboudi, Tofigh and Ghazal P. Nadi. 2016. “Crowdsourcing the Egyptian Constitution: Social Media, Elites and the Populace.” Political Research Quarterly 69 (4): 716-731.