Pejman Abdolmohammadi is Adjunct Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Genoa. He is also Lecturer at John Cabot University in Rome, where he teaches History and Politics of Middle East and Islamic Studies. His Ph.D dissertation has been published as book with the title La Repubblica Islamica dell'Iran: il pensiero politico dell'Ayatollah Khomeini, De Ferrari, Genova, 2009. His research and teaching activities focus on politics and history of modern Iran, geopolitics of the Persian Gulf, and international relations of the Middle East.
As Iranian-Italian Scholar, Dr. Abdolmohammadi gives his comments and analyses regarding Middle Eastern issues, on the Italian National TV, RAIUNO and BBC PERSIAN. He collaborates as analyst and expert of the Middle East, and especially Iranian politics, with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies in Milan (ISPI), the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX and Limes, the Italian Review of Geopolitics and international affairs based in Rome. He is also Research Associate at the Institute for Global Studies (IGS) in Rome.
He has been Visiting Researcher in Summer 2013, with DAAD Grant, at the Islamicwissenschaft Institute of the University of Kiel in Germany. Recently he published an analysis on Iranian Foreign Policy in a Special Dossier regarding Iranian politics, supervised by ISPI and a book chapter on "Ianian Nationalism and Secularism"in the edited Book, "Perceptions of Iran,"published by I.b. Tauris in 2013. Abdolmohammadi is full member of the Middle East Studies Association and the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies. He is also member of the Scientific Committee of the Ph. course in “Political Sciences” at the University of Genoa.
Selected Recent Publications
• La Repubblica Islamica dell’Iran: Il pensiero politico dell’Ayatollah Khomeini, Genova, De Ferrari Editore, 2009, 264 pp. ISBN: 978 88 64 050478
History, National Identity and Myths in the Iranian Contemporary Political Thought: Mirza Fathali Akhundzadeh (1812-1878), Mirza Agha Khan Kermani (1853-1896) and Hassan Taqizadeh (1878-1970). In: “Perceptions of Iran: History, Myths and Nationalism from Medieval Persia to the Islamic Republic”, (ed. Ali Ansari), London: I.B. Tauris, 2014, pp. 27-38
L’utopia della rivoluzione islamica (The Utopia of the Islamic Revolution), in Limes, Roma, Gruppo Editoriale Espresso, 9/2013, pp. 131-140
L’Islam sciita e la pena capitale (The Shiite Islam and Death Penalty), in Pietro Costa (a cura di), Il diritto di uccidere, Feltrinelli, 2010, pp. 155-173
Iran e Turchia: la vittoria di Rohani non dispiace ad Ankara,in Limes, Roma, Gruppo Editoriale Espresso, 7/2013, pp. 165-169
Iran e Iraq, e la variabile del triangolo sciita, in: Panorama 2013 - su scenari internazionali di crisi, Roma, G.A.N. editore, pp. 143-149
Arabia Saudita e Iran: una rivalità storica che si riaccende nel presente, in ISPIonline , Milano, 3/2011
A New Iran for a New Middle East in Middle East Policy Council , Washington, 7/2011