Nader Sohrabi specializes in Turkish literature, culture, and history. His published work has focused on the Ottoman and Iranian constitutional revolutions of the early twentieth century and the dissemination of constitutionalism as an operable discourse. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984, 1986), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago (1988, 1996). He previously taught at the University of Iowa, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Chicago.
His articles include: "Global Waves and Local Actors: What the Young Turks Knew About Other Revolutions and Why it Mattered," Comparative Studies in Society and History (2002); "Revolution and State Culture: The Circle of Justice and Constitutionalism in 1906 Iran," in G. Steinmetz, ed. State/Culture: State Formation After the Cultural Turn (1999); and "Historicizing Revolutions: Constitutional Revolutions in the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and Russia, 1905-1908," American Journal of Sociology (1995).