Eric Hooglund

Eric Hooglund

Title: Editor
Company: Middle East Critique
Location: Belgrade Lakes, Maine, United States

Eric Hooglund, Editor at Middle East Critique, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the study of Middle Eastern culture and international affairs.

As a lover of Iranian culture, Dr. Hooglund has published “Navigating Contemporary Iran” in 2012, “Gender in Contemporary Iran” in 2011 and “Iran, A Country Study” in 2008. He also authored “Land and Revolution in Rural Iran” and has contributed to several books and more than 100 articles. Since 1992, he has worked as an editor for Middle East Critique. After planning to retire in 2010, Dr. Hooglund spent two additional years developing the Middle East studies program at Lund University, and retired from his educational pursuits in 2012. He loved working as a teacher, and is most proud of his relationship with his students—he enjoyed seeing them graduate and continue on to become scholars in their own right.

Dr. Hooglund graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in 1966, and continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Master of Arts in international affairs in 1970. In 1975, he graduated from the university with a PhD in international relations and Middle Eastern studies. Later in his career, Dr. Hooglund received the Iran Fellowship from Oxford University from 1998 to 1999 and a fellowship in Middle East studies from Lund University from 2010 to 2012. He received an award for bringing American graduate students to study advanced Persian culture in Iran from the University of Utah in 1970, a Fulbright grant for visitation research from 1971 to 1972 and a Fulbright teacher grant from 1978 to 1979.

From the young age of 12 years old, Dr. Hooglund decided he wanted to attend college and become an educator, and when he decided to pursue his higher education, he was very interested in politics. He received a number of fellowships throughout his education, including a Persian Language Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a National Defense Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also named a Pre-Eminent Scholar of Islamic Law. Dr. Hooglund has maintained affiliation with the Middle East Studies of North America and the Waterville Historical Society, and spent several years as a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Iran. Currently, he is enjoying his retirement, and in the coming years, he would like to publish his journal.

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