Abbas Kadhim is an Advisor at the Centre for Academic Shi'a Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. He is an Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. His teaching and research interests focus on Shi'a History, Theology and Politics. His forthcoming book, "Reclaiming Iraq: the 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State," is soon to be published by the University of Texas Press.
His recent publications include: "Efforts at Cross-Ethic Cooperation: the 1920 Revolution and Iraqi Sectarian Identities," Journal of International of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (forthcoming); "Forging a Third Way: Sistani's Marja'iyya between Quietism and Wilāyat al-Faqīh, in Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, edited by Ali Paya and John Esposito, Routledge, July 2010; "Opting for the Lesser Evil: US Foreign Policy Toward Iraq, 1958-2008," in Bob Looney (ed.) Handbook of US Middle East Relations, London: Routledge, 2009; and Shi`i Perceptions of the Iraq Study Group, Strategic Insights, vol. VI, issue 2 (March 2007).
His book translations include Shi'a Sects (Firaq al-Shi'a): A Translation with an Introduction and Notes, London: Islamic College for Advanced Studies Press (2007); and Wahhabism: A Critical Essay, by Hamid Algar (Arabic Translation), Köln, Germany: Dar al-Jamal (2006).
Abbas is currently working on the first phase of a long-term project documenting the 1991 Uprising in Iraq.