Naser Ghobadzadeh is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Justice, the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Researching the intersection of religion and politics, his interests lie in the study of Islamic political theology, secularism, state-religion-society relations, and Middle East and Iranian politics. Naser has authored two books in Persian language, including A Study of People’s Divergence from the Ruling System (2002) and The Caspian Sea: Legal regime, neighbouring countries and US policies (2005). His forthcoming book entitled Religious Secularity: a theological challenge to Islamic state will be published by Oxford University Press, NY in November 2014. His articles have been published in internationally refereed journals such as Democratization, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics and Discourse.