Majid Mohammadi is a freelance writer and researcher of Iranian politics and society. He was a visiting scholar at the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies and served as an associate professor at Glenville State College, a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, and an International Policy Fellow at the Open Society Institute (OSI). His projects at Princeton and OSI focused on Shi’a Islamism in post-Revolutionary Iran and judicial reform in Egypt and Turkey respectively. In 2005 he became a fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. Prior to moving to the U.S. in 2000, he worked in workshops to draft legislation and policies in the area of media and culture in Iran. These policies were critical to improving the rule of law, free press, free ow of information, and vindication of human, civil, and constitutional rights in Iran. He received his education from Shiraz University (BS), Tehran University (MA), and Stony Brook University (PhD).
He is the author of several books in Persian and English, including Heaven’s Ladder: Analytic Philosophy of Religion (2002); The Quandary of Political Reforms in Iran Today (2000); Introduction to Sociology and Economics of Culture in Iran Today (1998); Authoritarian Face: Iranian TV, 1990-2000 (2001); Civil Society: Iranian Style (1999); Religion vs. Faith (1999); and Sacred vs. Secular: The Islamization Process in Iran.