- Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico
Mozafar Banihashemi was born in 1948 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from UNM with a master's in counseling in 1993. In 2012, he graduated with a sociology Ph.D. from UNM. Since that time, he has worked as a part-time professor at UNM's Religious Studies Program. The following courses are taught by him: Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Fundamentalism, and Introduction to Islam. His areas of interest in research include New Historicism, democracy and Islam, and modernity.