Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Visiting Faculty at Bayan Claremont
Professor Aghaie studies modern Iranian history, Middle Eastern history and Islamic rituals. He is author of “The Martyrs of Karbala: Shi’i Symbols and Rituals in Modern Iran,” which explores patterns of change in Shi’i symbols and rituals over the past two centuries, revealing how modernization has influenced the societal, political and religious culture of Iran. He received his Ph.D. in History from UCLA.