Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology in conjunction
with a graduate certificate in Middle Eastern studies from SUNY-Binghamton. He received
his B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, following enrollment as an undergraduate
student of Civil Engineering at the University of Tehran. Tamdgidi’s research and
teaching have been framed by an interest in understanding how personal self-knowledges of
multiple selves and singular world-historical social structures constitute one another.
He has previously authored Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study
(Palgrave/Macmillan 2009/12) and Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and
Errors of Marxism (Paradigm Publishers 2007/09). Tamdgidi is the founding editor of Human
Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2002–), a publication of OKCIR:
The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science
(Utopystics) which has served since 2002 to frame his independent research, pedagogical,
and professional initiatives. Tamdgidi is an associate professor of sociology teaching
social theory at the University of Massachusetts Boston. For more information about his
work and other publications, please visit http://www.okcir.com. 

Books

Articles

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Editor’s Note: I Think; Therefore, I Don’t—Tackling the Enormity of Intellectual Inadvertency, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2013)

This is the journal editor’s note to the Fall 2013 issue of Human Architecture: Journal...

 
Toward a Dialectical Conception of Imperiality: The Transitory (Heuristic) Nature of the Primacy of Analyses of Economies in World-Historical Social Science, REVIEW (Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations) (2006)
 

Chapters

The Simultaneity of Self and Global Transformations: Bridging with Anzaldúa’s Liberating Vision, Bridging: How and Why Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own (2011)
 

Edited Collections

Working Papers

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Intersecting Autobiography, History, and Theory: The Subtler Global Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldúa, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2007)

How were Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, and Gloria Anzaldúa personally troubled--in their respective regional (Martiniquan/African,...

 

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Anzaldúa’s Sociological Imagination: Comparative Applied Insights into Utopystic and Quantal Sociology, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2006)

Anzaldúa's liberatory social theorizing and praxis are centrally inspired by the notion of the simultaneity...

 

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Private Sociologies and Burawoy’s Sociology Types: Reflections on Newtonian and Quantal Sociological Imaginations, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2005)

Reflecting on Michael Burawoy’s classification of sociology into professional, critical, policy, and public types, and...

 

Editor's Notes

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Editor’s Note: To Be of But Not in the University, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2012)

This is the journal editor’s note to the winter 2012 issue of Human Architecture: Journal...

 

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Editors’ Note: Becoming Innovative, Technologically Savvy Teachers, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2011)

This editors’ note presents a synopsis of the articles published in the Summer 2011 issue...

 

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Editor’s Note: Beyond the Dissociative Disorder and Hypnosis of Rigid Disciplinarity, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2011)

This is the journal editor’s note to the Winter 2011 issue of Human Architecture: Journal...

 

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Editor’s Note: De-Museumizing Migrations Without and Within, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2011)

This is the journal editor’s note to the Fall 2011 issue of Human Architecture: Journal...

 

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Editor’s Note: Know Thy—Student—Selves, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (2011)

This is the journal editor’s note to the Spring 2011 issue of Human Architecture: Journal...

 

Book Reviews