Ardalan (AR) Rezamand

Term Lecturer
Office: TBD
Email: ar_rezamand@sfu.ca

Areas of Study: MODERN MIDDLE EAST & IRAN, ISLAMIC HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

Biography

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.

Research Interests

My research interests include Intellectual history of Iran, the modern Middle East, Islamic history and philosophy, Sufism.

Publications

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.

Awards

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

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