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is a historian of Middle Eastern and particularly Iran
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born in Iran and raised in England
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, he received his M.A. at Oxford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University
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. He teaches at the City University of New York
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(CUNY) where he is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College
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and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught at Princeton University
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, New York University
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and Oxford University. He is currently working on a book about the 1953 Iranian coup d'état for Cambridge University Press
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. Abrahamian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.
- Iran Between Two Revolutions (1982),
- The Iranian Mojahedin (1989),
- Khomeinism (1993),
- Tortured Confessions (1999),
- Inventing the Axis of Evil
- A History of Modern Iran (2008).