Dr. Mohammad Nafissi is a research associate at the London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, and an associate of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. Until July 2009, he taught politics and political economy at London Met where he co-founded the Center for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation. He was a resident fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala in 2008-2009 and has taught in Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, and the US where he also completed a masters degree in political economy at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Mohammad’s research interests and publications fall into two interdisciplinary fields: comparative religion, politics and development; and democratic governance, ancient and modern. His Ancient Athens and Modern Ideology: Value, Theory and Evidence in Historical Sciences was nominated in 2005 for the Criticos Prize for the best book on Greece.