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Nooshan Shekarabi, M.A.

Position: Professor of Political Science /Chair of Political Science Department
Phone: 714-628-4744
Dept.: Political Science
Office: H-316
Office Hours:

vary per semester

I pursued my undergraduate and graduate studies in political science with an emphasis on international relations and politics of the Middle East at California State University, Fullerton. I have been teaching at Santiago Canyon College since 1999. I love my job, my students, my colleagues, and the wonderful world of academics.

I have co-authored a political science textbook in American Government. The book is called, "Understanding American Government", by BVT Textbook Publishing. I am currently working on the latest edition of this textbook.

On a personal level, I have completed my first two poetry manuscripts and published them with I-Universe Publishers (an affiliated company with Barnes and Noble Books). The books are called, "Seasons Volume I - Twenty-Two Poems from My Heart", and "Seasons Volume II - Twenty-Eight Poems of the Naked Soul." The third and final volume of Seasons will be out in 2018.

I have co-authored an academic paper entitled, "The Historical and Political Influence of 20th Century Imperialism and Colonialism upon 21st Century China" with Professor Narges Rabii of the History Department at SCC. The paper was presented at the Oxford University Round Table in August 2006 in Oxford, England and has been published online by the Oxford University Forum on Public Policy. I was invited back to serve as a panelist/discussant for the Oxford University Round Table in August of 2007. It was a wonderful experience the second time around as well.

I am a regular political contributor to the Payameh-Ashena Magazine,  Raheh Zendegi Magazine, and Barese Ketab  Magazine, which are monthly periodicals featuring articles on contemporary issues written by Iranian-American professionals in Orange County, California.

I am a member of the SCC Curriculum Council, a member of the Honors Program Advisory Committee, and the current department chair for political science.

If you want to be inspired and challenged, take a course in political science. Come ready to work hard, think critically, and have an open mind. I only hope that you leave my classes feeling like you are more aware of the world around you.

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