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Dr. Nader Hashemi is the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver.

His areas of research include: 

Middle East and Islamic affairs, religion and democracy, secularism, comparative politics and political theory, politics of the Middle East, democracy and human rights, Islam-West relations, religion and international affairs.

His recent publications include:

Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (London: Hurst Publishers, 2016; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), edited with Danny Postel.

Nader Hashemi, “Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age and the Secularization from Below in Iran,” in Mirjam Künkler, John Madeley and Shylashri Shankar eds., A Secular Age Beyond the West (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Nader Hashemi, “The ISIS Crisis and the ‘Broken Politics’ of the Middle East: A Framework for Understanding Radical Islamism,” in Anthony T. Chase ed., Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Nader Hashemi, “Toward a Political Theory of Sectarianism in the Middle East: The Salience of Authoritarianism over Theology,” Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies 1 (September 2016).

Nader Hashemi, “How the Legacy of Authoritarianism in the Arab World Contributed to the Rise of ISIS,” Turkish Review 6 (September 2016).