Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi is a Professor at the Columbia University in New York.

Hamid Dabashi
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Born15 june 1951
Ahvaz, Iran
OccupationProfessor and Author


Hamid Dabashi was born in Ahvaz, Khuzestan in Iran on the 15th of June, 1951. He lives with his family in New York since he moved there after completing his masters from Iran. Professor Dabashi have appeared  regularly on channels such as Aljazeera, CNN, The New York Times, BBC and many more.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University.
  • PhD, Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1984.


  • Professor, Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
  • Editor, Literatures and Cultures of Islamic World, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Columnist, Aljazeera.
  • Columnist, Middle East Eye.

Academic ActivitiesEdit

  • Gave lectures in numerous universities across North and Latin America, Iran, Europe and Middle East.
  • Founding Member, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University
  • Founding member, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University




  • Association of American Publishers Award for Best Book in Philosophy and Religion.
  • Lionel Trilling Award, Columbia University.
  • Marginal Revolution Book of the Year, 2011.


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