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Meet Our Newest Professor Tofigh Maboudi

Meet Our Newest Professor Tofigh Maboudi

Tofigh Maboudi, pictured here with students from his Middle East politics class, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a joint appointment in the Global and International Studies program. He specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on democratization, social movements, comparative constitution-making processes, and citizen participation in transitional states. His regional area of specialization is the Middle East, having conducted fieldwork in Iran, Morocco, and Tunisia. Professor Maboudi’s work has appeared in The American Political Science Review and Political Research Quarterly. He is the co-author of a forthcoming (2017) book with Cambridge University Press, entitled Constituents before Assembly: Participation, Deliberation, and Representation in the Crafting of Constitutions, which examines constitutional reform processes around the world and their impact on democratization since 1974. Professor Maboudi joined the Department of Political Science in fall 2016 after completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at American University. He teaches courses on Middle East politics, authoritarianism, and international studies.