- Near Eastern Studies
Position: Visiting Fellow
Title: Visiting Fellow, Near Eastern Studies.
Office: 110 Jones Hall
Mostafa Vaziri teaches courses on the topics of Sufism, Buddhism, and Islam at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has authored several academic books, including his latest, Buddhism in Iran: An Anthropological Approach to Traces and Influences, and his Iran as Imagined Nation: The Construction of National Identity. Vaziri is also a physician who received his M.D. from the University of Innsbruck, and as a philanthropist lived and worked as a volunteer doctor in Nepal and Afghanistan and served as a chief physician with Partners In Health (PIH) in Africa.