Personal Statement:

On the heels of publication of his new book “The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani” (Syracuse University Press, 2015), Mateo was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in April 2016. He will be on sabbatical in Iran and Germany in Spring 2017 where he takes on more research and will continue writing his next two  books.  Chicago has been home for the last 6 years after graduating from UCSB and he’s content living close to campus with his wife Maryam and daughter Maya.

Dissertation Title:

Shi'ite Clerical Authority and Modern Politics: Mulla Muhammad Kazim Khurasani of Najaf and His Support of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1906-l911

Faculty Advisor(s):

Nancy Gallagher/Stephen Humphreys