ROUND TABLE: Discussing Ervand Abrahamian's Work

For the AIS 2014 Tenth Biannual Conference in Montreal, a Round Table Discussion has been organized to critically appraise Evand Abrahamain’s contribution to Iranian studies from multiple disciplinary and analytical perspectives

A timely contribution in the wake of the 1978-79 Revolution, Ervand Abrahamian’s Iran Between Two Revolutions (1982) was a major shift in modern Iranian historiography from prevailing nationalist narratives toward social history and analyzing revolutions in terms of social class and subaltern agencies. In a number of important subsequent works, Abrahamian equally challenged newly dominant “Islamist” paradigms, studying the Islamic Republic via the lens of populism, class, and the politics of resistance and repression.


Convenor: Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History

Maziar Behrooz, San Francisco State University
Kaveh Ehsani, DePaul University
Azadeh Kian, University of Paris 7 Diderot
Afshin Matin-asgari, California State University, Los Angeles
Val Moghadam, Northeastern University
Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, University of Toronto