Ali Namatpour

Graduate Student

Politics and International Relations

Office: MMC, SIPA 213

Phone: 305-348-2226



Ali Namatpour earned an MA in political science from Virginia Tech University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Politics at FIU. Namatpour is completing his dissertation, “The Transnationalism of Iran Shia Ulama.” His research interests include state formation, democratic transition, contentious politics, social movements, and clerical politics in Iran, the Middle East, and Muslim World.