Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


Tofigh Maboudi

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Comparative Politics

Office #: Coffey Hall 335

Phone: 773-508-3483



Professor Maboudi’s research and teaching interests include democratization, social movements, and Middle Eastern politics. His research focuses on constitution-making processes and citizen participation in post-conflict and transitional states. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review and Political Research Quarterly. His recent co-authored book, Constituents before Assembly: Participation, Deliberation, and Representation in the Crafting of New Constitutions (Cambridge University Press, 2017) examines the impact of various modalities of constitution-making on levels of democracy in 118 countries. He is currently working on several research projects including a book manuscript entitled Constitutions and Channeling of Democratic Participation in the Middle East and North Africa, which examines how citizen involvement in decision-making processes affects transition toward democracy since 1974, with case studies from the post-Arab Spring constitutional reforms in the Middle East.


Ph.D., American University, 2016