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Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh University of Connecticut, USA

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh is editor of the journal Polity, Professor of political science and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. For the past 25 years he has examined the origins, activities, and evolution of social movements in Western and Central Europe, and in Latin and North America. Over the past decade, he has also published essays on ethnography and on the representation of political problems in American literature and film. He has authored and co-authored four books and has penned numerous book chapters and articles for professional journals, including Polity, Social Movement Studies, West European Politics, International Political Science Review, Journal of Theoretical Politics, The Review of Politics and Comparative Studies in Society and History.