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Asef Bayat


September 28, 2012


Asef Bayat is the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Illinois, Bayat taught at the American University in Cairo for many years, and served as the director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) holding the Chair of Society and Culture of the Modern Middle East at Leiden University, The Netherlands.In the meantime, he had visiting positions at the Universality of California, Berkeley, Colombia University, Oxford, and Brown.  



His books include  Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (2013), Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam (2013), Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (2007),  Street Politics: Poor Peoples Movements in Iran (1997),  Workers and Revolution in Iran (1987).

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