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Zaman Stanizai, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
 Political Science
Email: zstanizai@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3435

Areas of Expertise

Political Science, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Islamic History, Islamic Mysticism

Professional Background

Stanizai is both a professor of Political Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills and a professor of Mythological Studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. As a Fulbright scholar, he has engaged in extensive postdoctoral studies in Sufism and mysticism, concentrating on the thought of Ibn Arabi and Rumi. His literary work is published in Persian, Pashto, and English. As a peace advocate, Stanizai blogs for the Middle East Institute and for Huffington Post. He has lectured widely on Islamic contributions to world civilization.


English, French, Spanish, Persian, Pashto, German


M.A./Ph.D., Political Science, University of Southern California
M.A., Linguistics, University of Washington
B.A., Education and English, Kabul University