Ali Mamouri is an academic and journalist specialising in the religious studies, particularly religious crises in the Middle East, fundamentalism and Salafism. He has a PhD in comparative Abrahamic theologies, graduated in 2008 from Imam Sadiq university in Tehran, Iran. He is doing a second PhD in the institute for Social Justice in Australian Catholic university.
He is a sessional lecturer at the deportment of Arabic language and culture in the university of Sydney.He is former lecturer in University of Tehran, University of Qom, Al-Mustafa international university and Al-Mustansiriya University. He is also former teacher in Qom and Najaf seminaries. He supervised about 30 theses including PhD and Master students from university and seminary.He has published 2 books and is co-author of 8 books in English, Arabic and Persian, including: “Political Philosophy of Mohammad Baqir Al-Sadr” and “Minorities in Iraq: Memory, Identity and Challenges”.
He has also published several essays in Iranian and Arabic academic journals and various encyclopaedia including: the Great Islamic encyclopaedia and Quran Encyclopaedia.
Ali is a columnist for Al-Monitor, writing for Iraq and Iran pulses. He also writes for “The Conversation”, “BBC Persian” and other media regularly. He was chief editor of Atyaf especial magazine and director of Atyaf institute which was specialising on Iraqi minorities.His main focus is on Salafism and religious fundamentalism. He is advisor for several human rights and minority protection institutes in Iraq and Europe.