Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
Department of Political Science and Economics, Santa Barbara City College
Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar is the Chair of the Political Science and Economics Department as well as the Director of both the Global Studies and Middle East Studies Programs at Santa Barbara City College. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His academic interests include monarchism, political theory and philosophy, middle eastern history and politics. Dr. Eskandari-Qajar has published yearly on the History of the Qajars in the Journal Qajar Studies (Volumes 1-8, 2001-2008), and also in Iranian Studies No. 4, September 2007, as guest editor and author. He is also a regular reviewer for textbooks in Political Science, most recently Almond and Powell’s Comparative Politics , and Lineberry et al. American Government, both from HarperCollins Publishers. In 2009, Dr. Eskandari joined a team of scholars at Harvard University under the direction of Prof. Afsaneh Najmabadi working on the NEH funded Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran Harvard Project. The Project’s aim is to safeguard digitally and make available documents, photographs and oral history of women in the Qajar era.