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Mansoor Moaddel

Mansoor MoaddelMansoor Moaddel

Professor of Sociology, Sociology, University of Maryland;
Research Professor, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism, University of Maryland;
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan;
Non-Resident Fellow, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests
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, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey. 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.

Countries Studied
Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey.

Programs of Research
Religious Fundamentalism, Attitudes toward Political Violence, and Developmental Idealism among Youth in Egypt and Saudi Arabia – 2005 .
Comparative Values Surveys of Islamic Countries.
Comparative Study of Ideological Production in the Islamic World.
Comparative Cross-National Study of Religious Fundamentalism, Developmental Idealism, Values, and Morality in the Middle East and North Africa.
Comparative Panel Survey on the Dynamics of Change: Belief Formation and Political Engagement in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Related Publications

Moaddel M, and de Jong J. 2013. “Trends in Values among Saudi Youth: Findings from Values Surveys.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 6(1): 151-164.

. 2013. Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East: A Cross-National, Inter-Faith and Inter-Ethnic Analysis. Leiden: Brill.

Moaddel M. 2012. What Do the Arab People Want? HSCB Newsletter Winter 2012, page 8.

Moaddel M, de Jong J, and Dagher M. 2011. “Beyond Sectarianism in Iraq.” Contexts 10(3): 66-67.

Moaddel M. 2010. “Iranians and Their Pride: Modalities of Political Sovereignty.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6007/2010.

Moaddel M. 2009. “The Iranian Revolution and its Nemesis: the Rise of Liberal Values among Iranians.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 29: 126-136.

Moaddel M. 2008. Religious Regimes and Prospects for Liberal Politics: Futures of Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. University of Michigan Population Studies Center Research Report 08-641.

Moaddel M, and Karabenick S. 2008. “Religious Fundamentalism among Young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.” Social Forces 86(4): 1675-1710.

Moaddel M, Tessler M, and Inglehart R. 2008. “Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys.” Political Science Quarterly 123(4): 623-44.

Moaddel M, Tessler M, and Inglehart R. 2008. “Foreign Occupation and National Pride.” Public Opinion Quarterly 72(4): 677-705.

Ajrouch K, and Moaddel M. 2007. Social Structure versus Perception: A Cross-National Comparison of the Determinants of Self-Rated Health in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, and the US. in Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics: Findings from Values Survey. Mansoor Moaddel, Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 181-208.

Moaddel M. 2007. Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics. Mansoor Moaddel, Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Moaddel M. 2007. “The Islamic Regime’s Dilemma: The Limits to Domestic Tyranny and International Trickery (Book Review).” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs Summer/Fall: 141-147.

Moaddel M. 2007. “What the Iraqi Study Group Missed: The Iraqi People.” Footnotes 35(1) January.

Inglehart R, Moaddel M, and Tessler M. 2006. “Xenophobia and In-Group Solidarity in Iraq: A Natural Experiment on the Impact of Insecurity.” Perspectives on Politics 4(3): 495-505.

Moaddel M. 2006. “The Saudi Public Speaks: Religion, Gender, and Politics.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 38(1): 79-108.

Moaddel M. 2006. Shi’a Islamic Societies. in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions. Mark Juergensmeyer, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Moaddel M, and Abdel-Latif A. 2006. “Events and Value Change: The Impact of September 11, 2001 on the Worldviews of Egyptians and Moroccans.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 2, Article 5: 1-48.

Tessler M, Moaddel M, and Inglehart R. 2006. “Getting to Arab Democracy: What Do Iraqis Want?” Journal of Democracy 17(1): 38-50.

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

Moaddel M. 2004. “The Future of Islam After 9/11.” Futures 36(9): 961-77.

Moaddel M. 2004. “Prospects for Change in Saudi Arabia.” Footnotes 32, 8(November).

Moaddel M. 2003. “2002 Keynote Address: September 11, Global Exigencies, and Sociology: A New Challenge.” Michigan Sociological Review 17 (Fall): 1-5.

Moaddel M. 2003. “Public Opinion in Islamic Countries: Survey Results.” Footnotes 31(1).

Moaddel M. 2003. The Worldviews of Islamic Publics: The Cases of Egypt, Iran, and Jordan. in Human Values and Social Change: Findings from the Values Surveys. Ronald Inglehart, Ed. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Moaddel M. 2002. Jordanian Exceptionalism: An Analysis of State-Religion Relationship in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, and Syria. New York: Palgrave.

Moaddel M. 2002. “The Study of Islamic Culture and Politics: An Overview and Assessment.” Annual Review of Sociology 28: 359-86.

Moaddel M. 2002. “The Singularity of the Jordanian Religious Experience.” International Journal of Society, Culture, and Politics 15(4): 527-68.

Moaddel M. 2002. “Discursive Pluralism and the Rise of Islamic Modernism in Egypt.” Arab Studies Quarterly 24(1): 1-29.

Moaddel M, and Azadarmaki T. 2002. “The Worldviews of Islamic Publics: The Cases of Egypt, Iran, and Jordan.” Comparative Sociology 1, 3-4: 299-319.

Moaddel M. 2001. “Conditions for Ideological Production: The Origins of Islamic Modernism in India, Egypt, and Iran.” Theory and Society 30(October): 669-731.

Moaddel M, and Talattof K. 2000. Contemporary Debates in Islam: An Anthology of Modernist and Fundamentalist Thought. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Moaddel M. 1998. “Religion and Women: Islamic Modernism versus Islamic Fundamentalism.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37(1): 108-30.

Moaddel M. 1998. Diversities and Discontinuities in the Islamic Response to Modernity. in Religion in a Changing World: Comparative Studies in Sociology. Madeleine Cousineau, Ed. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Moaddel M. 1996. “The Social Bases and the Discursive Context of the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism: The Cases of Iran and Syria.” Sociological Inquiry August: 330-55.

Moaddel M. 1995. “Western Intervention and Ideological Reaction in the Middle East: A Commentary on Bernard Lewis’ ‘Islam and Liberal Democracy’.” CIRA Bulletin Fall: 21-24.


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