Professor Rahnema is interested in the late modern and contemporary history of Iran with an emphasis on the interaction between politics, economics and religion. His comparative and interdisciplinary research has also focused on modern Islamic thinkers and their political, social and economic rendition of Islam as well as the movements resulting from them.
Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, Université de Paris I - Sorbonne
MA, MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
BA, Lewis and Clark College
The Pioneers of Islamic Revival, edit. (New Edition with Major New Introduction by the Editor) Zed Books, 2005. 347 pages. Malaysian Edition 2006. Indonesian Translation
An Islamic Utopian, A Political Biography of Ali Shari‘ati, I.B.Tauris, 1998. 418pages. Hardback (First edition). Paperback edition, 2000 (Second edition). Farsi, Turkish and Indonesian translations.