Naser Ghobadzadeh is a senior lecturer at the National School of Arts, Australian Catholic University. Researching at the intersection of religion and politics, his interests lie in the study of Islamic political theology, secularism and Middle East politics. Ghobadzadeh holds a PhD (University of Sydney) and an MA in Political Science (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran). He has authored three books, including “Religious Secularity: A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), “Caspian Sea: Legal Regime, Neighbouring Countries and US Policies” (Tehran: Farhang-e Gofteman, 2005 — in Farsi), and “A Study of People's Divergence from Ruling System (Tehran: Farhang-e Gofteman, 2002 — in Farsi). He is also co-editor of a recently published collection of essays, “The Politics of Islamism: Diverging Visions and Trajectories” (New York: Palgrave 2018).