Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs

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Ali Asani

Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: South Asian and African languages and literatures; Islam and contemporary Muslim societies; religion, literature, and the arts in Muslim cultures; Muslim voices in contemporary world literatures; Islamic mysticism (Sufism); and Ismaili history and thought.
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Melani Cammett

Acting Center Director (2019–2020); Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and nonstate actors; and Middle East politics.

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Payam Mohseni

Project Director, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa; hybrid regimes; Iranian state and society; Islam and politics; political economy; civil society; and democratization.