Faculty Profiles

Neda Bolourchi

Neda Bolourchi

Middle Eastern Studies Program/ Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D. Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

J.D. in International Law , Politics, and Human Rights, American University

MPhil. in Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

M.A. in Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

B.A. in History, Emory University

Telephone: (848) 445-8444

Email: neda.bolourchi@rutgers.edu

 

Research Interests

Introduction to Middle East Studies, Minorities in the Middle East, Theories and Practices of Nationalism, Political Theology, Legal Institutions and Sovereign Power, Laws of Islamic Warfare

Bio

Neda Bolourchi is a Post-Doctoral Assistant Professor in the Middle Eastern Studies program at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on modern legal practices in and the history of the Middle East, particularly Iran. She is deeply engaged in legal and archival theory and methodology as she continues a book project on the ideas of political theology, nationalism, war, and minority communities. She is also working on an oral history project.