Marzieh Tofighi Darian

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office Phone
2-S-8 Green Hall


Marzieh Tofighi Darian is a legal scholar who received her Bachelor of Law (LL.B). and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Tehran University Faculty of Law and Political Science; an LL.M from both New York University School of Law and Harvard Law School, and she received her Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from Harvard in May. Marzieh’s research on constitutionalism centers on textured analysis of the primary opinions of the Guardian Council, the Iranian equivalent of the American Supreme Court. Rather than analyzing these opinions in reference to their political significance, she examines the Council’s rulings from the legal perspectives of Islamic jurisprudence. Marzieh is a scholar of law and society and her legal background offers an important distinction to her work in comparison to others who have written on the same topic.