Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian, Ph.D., had a busy 2013. In August, he traveled to New York to present his paper, Theoretical Tenability of Postmodern Imperial Formations: In Search of an Explanation, with colleagues at the annual American Sociological Association conference. In October, he was invited to lead a conversation in Georgia with the Professional Organization of Iranian-Americans entitled, Iranian-Americans in Atlanta: Facing the Challenges of Local, National and Global Citizenship. Now, Dr. Chaichian is ringing in the new year with equal gusto as he celebrates the publication of his third book, Empires and Walls: Globalization, Migration and Colonial Control.
The 362-page work examines the rise and fall of ancient walls; as well as impending fate of ‘neo-liberal’ barriers that imperial and colonial powers have erected in the new Millennium. Based on four years of extensive historical and field-based research Dr. Chaichian concludes that walls always signal the declining power of an empire. His scholarly publication is available for purchase through Brill publishing.