Professor Ali Mirsepassi's Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid has just been released by Cambridge University Press. In the work, Mirsepassi follows the intellectual journey of the Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid to offers an account of the rise of political Islam in modern Iran.
Professor Mirsepassi has joined the Board of Trustees of Hampshire College.
Professor Mirsepassi’s 2015 filmThe Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid, which he co-created with Hamed Yousefi, was screened at NYU (October 2015), Yale (November 2015), and Princeton (April 2016).
Professor Mirsepassi had his article “Debating Marshall Berman in Iran: “All That Was, Is Smoked into the Air,” published in Urban Research 5, in April 2016. The article he co-authored with Tadd Fernee, “Defending the Current Academic Orthodoxy in Islamic Studies: A Response to Bruce Lawrence,” published in Sociology of Islam, Volume 3, in December 2015. His “Heidegger, Enlightenment, and Metaphysics: A Sociological Critique of ‘Being’ out of ‘Time’” was published in Tehran University’s Journal of Social Sciences, in the fall of 2015.
Professor Mirsepassi was invited to deliver “Islam and Democracy (or Cosmopolitanism), Confronting Religious Violence, “at Union Theological Seminary, in New York, New York, in October 2015. He was invited to deliver “Imagining A Modern Iran and Human Sciences,” for NYU CAS’s Scholars Lectures Series, in February 2016. Mirsepassi was a discussant for “Arisen from the Grave: Iranian Commercial Cinema Distribution via New Media Technology,” at the Iran Graduate Student Workshop, at Princeton University, in April 2016.