Shakoori, Ali 1962-

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SHAKOORI, Ali 1962-

PERSONAL:

Born February 27, 1962, in Marand, Iran; married Maryam Taremi, 2001. Ethnicity: "Asian." Education: Earned M.A. degree; University of York, Ph.D., 1998. Hobbies and other interests: Football, classical music, travel.

ADDRESSES:

Home—225 Shahid Nouri, Tehran 13577, Iran. Office—Department of Cooperative and Social Welfare, University of Tehran, Ghisha Bridge, P.O. Box 14395/773, Tehran, Iran; fax: 0098-21-801-2524. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, assistant professor, 2001—, and director of Department of Cooperative and Social Welfare.

WRITINGS:

The State and Rural Development in Post-Revolutionary Iran, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to Persian-language journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A comparative study of agricultural policies in pre-and post-revolutionary Iran.

SIDELIGHTS:

Ali Shakoori told CA: "When I began to study for my master's degree in sociology, I was interested in such issues as poverty, development, and rural poverty and development, particularly in third-world countries. The underdevelopment of these countries, particularly Iran, which had a considerable capacity for development, became my preoccupation. Then, when I started my doctoral work at the University of York, I chose to research rural development and problems of the state in Iran after the victory of the revolution in 1979. When I completed my thesis and submitted it, and defended it successfully, Professors Haleh Afshar and Adrian Leftwich recommended and encouraged me to publish it."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Middle East Journal, spring, 2002, Vahid Nowshirvani, A. William Samii, and Michael P. Zirinsky, review of The State and Rural Development in Post-Revolutionary Iran, p. 336.