Ardalan (AR) Rezamand
Areas of Study: MODERN MIDDLE EAST & IRAN, ISLAMIC HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Future courses may be subject to change.
Ardalan Rezamand is a historian of modern Iran. He completed his BA at University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998 with double-majors in Philosophy and Islamic & Near Eastern Studies. He worked as a healthcare analyst and a personal banker before returning to academia in 2008. Ardalan attended Simon Fraser University for his MA studies graduating with an MA in History in 2012. His MA thesis traced the influence of academic philosophy in the formation of a modern Iranian identity. He continued his studies at SFU, defending his PhD thesis on the introduction of Western academic philosophy to Iran and its influence on Iranian education and modernity, in March of 2020.
My research interests include Intellectual history of Iran, the modern Middle East, Islamic history and philosophy, Sufism.
Rezamand, Ardalan. “Justice Interrupted: The University and the Imam.” In Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice: Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism. Ed. by Peyman Vahabzadeh, 127-144. London: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2017
Rezamand, Ardalan. “Use of Religious Doctrine and Symbolism in the Iran-Iraq War.” Illumine 2011, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 83-107.
SFU Thesis Completion Fellowship, 2018
Edward Said Memorial Scholarship, 2018
SFU PhD Graduate Fellowship: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Cook Conference Scholarship, 2017
Dr. J.V. Christensen Graduate Scholarship, 2017
Bridwell Graduate School Scholarship, 2017