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Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

 
 
Education
B.A., Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Columbia University
M.A., Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
M.Phil., Comparative Literature and Society and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies, Columbia University
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Contact
781-239-4591 jmohaghegh@babson.edu

Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh teaches courses in comparative literature, Middle Eastern studies, world literature, and modern philosophy. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, with an interest in global intersections of the avant-garde, existentialism, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. Professor Mohaghegh's scholarly focus is upon tracking emergent currents of experimental thought in the Middle East and the West, with particular attention to exploring the concepts of chaos, violence, illusion, silence, sectarianism, and apocalyptic writing.

He has published four books to date—The Chaotic Imagination: New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Inflictions: The Writing of Violence in the Middle East (Continuum, 2012), The Radical Unspoken: Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought (Routledge, 2013), and Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian: The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism (SUNY, 2015).  He is also the co-editor of a book series titled Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought (Bloomsbury), which is dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge movements in literature, philosophy, culture, and art across the region. ​