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Lecturer in Political Science, California State University, Long Beach

Vahid Niayesh is a lecturer of Political Science at the University of California, Long Beach. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Democracy at University of California, Irvine. Vahid’s primary research focus is on democratization and authoritarian decay with a regional focus on the Middle East. He currently teaches courses on Middle East Politics, International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and International Law.


  • –present
    Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach


  • 2019 
    University of California, Irvine, Political Science