Research Fellows

Baskerville Institute Research Fellows enrich the Institute’s intellectual life and growth through webinar moderation, seminar participation, and potential involvement in grant-writing and proposal development. Additionally, they work on a specific Institute project aligned with their research area, contributing to the Institute’s digital presence and in-person programming.

2024 – 2025 Nonresident Research Fellows

Research Fellows

H.E. Chehabi

Bridging continents and disciplines, Houchang E. Chehabi, a Nonresident Fellow of the Baskerville Institute, brings his profound expertise in Iranian politics, history, and culture to enrich the objectives of the Institute.
Houchang E. Chehabi is a renowned scholar of Iran, whose distinguished career has spanned multiple disciplines and continents. His expertise lies in Iranian politics, history, and cultural studies. He has held professorships at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, UCLA, and Boston University, and currently serves as an Honorary Professor at the University of St. Andrews.. Born to a German mother and an Iranian father in Tehran, Iran, Chehabi grew up in Iran and Germany. He received his undergraduate education in France and his MA and PhD from Yale University.

Research Fellows

Colin Flint

Professor Colin Flint, Nonresident Fellow at Baskerville Institute and Distinguished Professor of Political Geography at Utah State University, holds extensive expertise in geopolitics, war and peace, world-systems analysis, and just war theory. Previously, he held professorial positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Pennsylvania State University.

Passionate about mentoring, Flint actively works with undergraduate students and leads the Aggies Geopolitical Observatory project at Utah State University. His research, published in leading international journals, examines the intricate interplay of economic and political forces during transitions between major powers. His most recent book, “Near and Far Waters: The Geopolitics of Seapower” (Stanford University Press, 2024) explores geopolitics as the critical interface between economic and political processes. Further solidifying his international standing in the field, Flint served as co-editor of the journal Geopolitics ( 2014-2019).

Global recognition for his work is evident in the translations of his books into multiple languages, including Mandarin, Korean, Turkish, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, and Farsi.

His monograph, “Geopolitical Constructs: Mulberry Harbours, World War Two, and the Making of a Militarized Trans-Atlantic” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), not only introduces the novel concept of “geopolitical constructs” but also advances theoretical discussions on geopolitics through a new framework of structure and agency.

Beyond his monograph, Flint has authored “Introduction to Geopolitics, 3rd edition” (Routledge, 2017) and co-authored the esteemed textbook “Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality” (Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2018) with Peter J. Taylor. His editorial contributions include “Making Geographies of Peace and Conflict” co-edited with Kara E. Dempsey (Routledge, 2024) and “Reconstructing Conflict: Integrating War and Post-War Geographies” (Ashgate, 2011), co-edited with Scott Kirsch.