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gasiorowskiMark Gasiorowski

Professor, Departmental Chair

Office Hours : TR 12-1, 317 Norman Mayer

Contact Information : 862-8307, gasiorowski@tulane.edu


 





Mark Gasiorowski is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University.  He also currently serves as Chair of the Department.  He received a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1976 and a PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina in 1984.  His scholarly activity focuses primarily on Iran and US-Iran relations.  He has published numerous books and articles on these and other topics and has served frequently as a consultant and media commentator on Iran.  He has traveled extensively in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.  He was a visiting professor at Tehran University in 1994, 1996, and 1998 and a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University in 2001-2002.  He has lived in New Orleans with his wife and daughter for some 20 years.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling, hiking, sculpture, and vampire movies.


Courses:

Middle East Comparative Politics

Middle East Security

Democracy and Democratization


Selected Publications:

The Qarani Affair and Iranian Politics,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 25, No. 4, November 1993, pp. 625-644.


Economic Crisis and Political Regime Change: An Event History Analysis,” American Political Science Review, Vol. 89, No. 4, December 1995, pp. 882-897.


(Coauthored with Timothy Power) “The Structural Determinants of Democratic Consolidation: Evidence From the Third World,” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 31, No. 6, December 1998, pp. 740-771.


Democracy and Macroeconomic Performance in Underdeveloped Countries: An Empirical Analysis,” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 33, No. 3, April 2000, pp. 319-349.


The Nuzhih Plot and Iranian Politics,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 2002, pp. 645-666.


(Coauthored with Zaheer Poptani) “The Macroeconomic Consequences of Democratic Transition: Learning Processes in the Third and Fourth Waves of Democratization,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, Summer 2006.


US Intelligence Assistance to Iran, May-October 1979,” Middle East Journal, Vol. 66, No. 4, Autumn 2012, pp. 613-627.


The CIA’s TPBEDAMN Operation and the 1953 Coup in Iran,” Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall 2013.


US Covert Operations Toward Iran, February-November 1979:  Was the CIA Trying to Overthrow the Islamic Regime?” Middle Eastern Studies, forthcoming.


Curriculum Vitae

Tulane University, Political Science Dept, 316 Norman Mayer Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5166 polisci@tulane.edu