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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.

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2002. Jordanian Exceptionalism: A Comparative Analysis of Religion and State Relationships in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, and Syria. New York: Palgrave. Abstract.

Moaddel, Mansoor, and Kamran Talattof. 2002. Modernist and Fundamentalist Debates in Islam: A Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 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.

Moaddel, Mansoor, M. Tessler, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2008. "Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys." Political Science Quarterly, 123(4): 623-644.

Moaddel, Mansoor, and S.A. Karabenick. 2008. "Religious fundamentalism among young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia." Social Forces, 86(4): 1675-1710. Abstract.

Moaddel, Mansoor, M. Tessler, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2008. "Foreign Occupation and National Pride." Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(4): 677-705. DOI. Abstract.

Moaddel, Mansoor, M. Tessler, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2008. "Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys." Political Science Quarterly, 123(4): 623-644.

Moaddel, Mansoor. 2007. "Class and Labor in Iran: Did the revolution matter?" American Journal of Sociology, 113(3): 876-878. DOI.

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