Joy Samad, Assistant Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Joy Samad, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
Office: B-F2-42
Email: joy.samad [at]
Samad’s academic interests include political philosophy, American politics, and Middle East politics. Prior to coming to AUIS he taught political philosophy and American politics at several universities in America and Bangladesh. He has published studies of Plato and Aristotle in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, and Acta Philosophica. He has also published a review essay on Egypt under Mubarak in The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and an essay titled “John Locke and Muslim Liberalism” in the Journal of Church and State.


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Samad J., Aristotle’s Politics, 2nd edn., trans. Carnes Lord (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), xlv+ 265 pp., $35.00, ISBN 9781226921839., Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 30 (2), 328-331, 2013

Samad J., Socrates’ Pragma and Socrates’ Toughness: On the Proper Translation of Apology 30B 2–4, Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 28 (2), 250-266, 2011

Samad J., The Past and Future of Islamic Constitutional Law, Journal of Church and State 53 (1), 109-121, 2011

Samad, J., Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak/On the State of Egypt: What Caused the Revolution, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 38 (3), 445-449, 2011

Samad J., John Locke and Muslim Liberalism, Journal of Church and State 53 (1), 84-108, 2010

Samad J., Is greed good?: an interpretation of Plato's Hipparchus, Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought 27 (1), 25-37, 2010