Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg








Institute



Dr. Seyed Hossein Zarhani

Contact Information

Room: SAI R 409
Tel.: +49 6221 54-6189
Fax: +49 6221 54-4591
Email: zarhani@uni-heidelberg.de
Office Hours: Montags 14.00h bis 15.30h und nach Vereinbarung/
Monday 2pm to 3.30pm and upon arrangement

Position

  • Research Fellow
  • Lecturer in Political Science

Research Interests

  • Governance
  • Politics in India
  • Political Economy: Development and Democracy in South Asia
  • Islam in South Asia
  • Islamic Political Thought
  • Iranian Politics and History

About Seyed Hossein Zarhani

Seyed Hossein Zarhani is a research fellow and lecturer at the Political Science Department of the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University.

He has defended his doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Political Science (IPW), Heidelberg University. His doctoral research on "Dynamics of Governance and Development in India: a Comparative Study on Andhra Pradesh and Bihar after 1990" was supervised by Professor Subrata K. Mitra and Professor Dietmar Rothermund.

He is a member of the editorial staff at the 'Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics' (HPSACP), as well as a research fellow of the 'South Asia Democratic Forum.'He also has several work experiences at different research institutes in Iran.

He studied Political Science at Tehran University (Iran) and Osmania University, Hyderabad (India). He won the Gold medal in the national Olympiad of Persian literature in 1999.

Academic Work Experience

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Fellow) at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg (since 2016)

Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg (since 2013)

Teaching

  • Seminar on "Islamic Political Parties in South Asia ", (SS 2016) Heidelberg University.
  • Seminar on " Governance and Development in India, State Level and Beyond " (WS 2015/16) Heidelberg University.
  • Seminar on " Islam, Politics and Society in South Asia " (SS 2015) Heidelberg University.
  • Seminar on " Governance and Development in South Asia " (WS2014/15) Heidelberg University.
  • Seminar on " Interests, Identities and Politics: Statehood Movements in India " (SS 2014), Heidelberg University.
  • Seminar on the " Islamic Political Thought in South Asia " (WS 2013/14), Heidelberg University.
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