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Mansoor Moaddel

Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, and Research Professor at National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism, University of Maryland.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Dr. Moaddel studies culture, ideology, political conflict, revolution and social change. His work currently focuses on the causes and consequences of values and attitudes of the Middle Eastern and Islamic publics. He has carried out values surveys in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. He has also carried out youth surveys in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. His previous research project analyzed the determinants of ideological production in the Islamic world. He teaches sociology of religion, ideology, revolution, Islam and the Middle East. He also teaches statistics and research methods.

Recent Publications

Books

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2007. Values and perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern publics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Abstract.

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2005. Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2012. "Knowledge and Beliefs about National Development and Developmental Hierarchies: the Viewpoints of Ordinary People in Thirteen Countries." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1053-1068. PMCID: PMC3462366. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Moaddel, Mansoor, and Julie de Jong. 2014. "Middle Eastern Youth and the Arab Spring: Cross-National Variation and Trends in Values." PSC Research Report No. 14-828. September 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2014. "Modalities of National Sovereignty: Territorial Nationalism versus Islamic Fundamentalism in Muslim-Majority Countries." PSC Research Report No. 14-816. February 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2012. "The Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution Makers: Predictors of Participation." PSC Research Report No. 12-775. September 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Moaddel, Mansoor, Jean Kors, and Johan Gärde. 2012. "Sectarianism and Counter-Sectarianism in Lebanon." PSC Research Report No. 12-757. May 2012. Abstract. PDF.

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