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Mark Gasiorowski
On Leave for Spring 2019, 317 Norman Mayer


Mark Gasiorowski is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. 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.


“Economic Crisis and Political Regime Change: An Event History Analysis”

“Democracy and Macroeconomic Performance in Underdeveloped Countries”

“The Macroeconomic Consequences of Democratic Transition: Learning Processes in the Third and Fourth Waves of Democratization”

“The Stuctural Determinants of Democratic Consolidation”

“The 1953 Coup d’État Against Mosaddeq”

“The Nuzhih Plot and Iranian Politics”

“The Qarani Affair and Iranian Politics”

“The CIA’s TPBEDAMN Operation and the 1953 Coup in Iran”

“US Covert Operations toward Iran, February-November 1979: Was the CIA Trying to Overthrow the Islamic Regime?”

“US Intelligence Assistance to Iran, May – October 1979”