Naseraddin Alizadeh completed his undergraduate studies in physics at Tabriz University in Iran and gained his MA degree in economics at Allameh Tabatabai University with his thesis entitled “The Socio-economic Determinants of Public Health in Iran”. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in economics at Ankara University in Turkey. Alizadeh’s PhD research focuses on the political economy of income inequality in Iran. He is the editor and writer of Student Movement in Azerbaijan and The Challenge of Identity in Azerbaijan as he has also co-authored Social Cleavages in Iran. Alizadeh also participated in a research project about the socioeconomic determinants of addiction in Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran and conducted a research project concerning the determinants of nutrition health in Iran. Alizadeh’s analyses appeared in BBC Persian and Radiozamaneh among others. His research interests include political economy, rent-seeking studies, nationalism, historiography, and ethnic studies in Iran and the rest of the Middle East.