Misagh Parsa

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Sociology

  • M.A.L.S. Professor

  • Faculty Member (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)


Blunt Alum Ctr, Room 308D
HB 6104




  • B.A. Queens College, CUNY
  • M.A. University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

  • Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, Harvard University Press (November, 2016).

  • “Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979,” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam, (February 2013).

  • “Ideology and Political Action in the Iranian Revolution,” Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol. 31, No. 1, Duke University Press, (2011).

  • “Revolution” Encyclopedia of International Political Science Association, edited by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino.  SAGE, (September 2011).

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Works In Progress

  • Dictatorships and Struggles for Democracy: Republic of Korea, Indonesia, and Iran

  • “Iran From 1919”