Seyed Javad Miri, an Irano-Swedish social theorist, was born into a Turkish-Russian family in northwestern Iran in the city of Tabriz and moved to Sweden in his teens. He is a visiting professor in human sciences and philosophy at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies as well as University of Sharif in Tehran, Iran. He is also editor of The Islamic Perspective Journal. He founded the World Association of Allama Jafari Studies in 2014 in the USA. The association is devoted to revive the discourse of contemporary Iranian wisdom philosophers in US and Europe. The target of this association is to prepare books, articles and even courses for the academics and students of humanities who are interested in alternative discourses in social sciences and humanities. Miri received his bachelor and master degrees at Goteborg University in Sweden and then moved in 1998 to England where he got his doctoral degree in collaboration with Gregor McLennan at Bristol University in the department of sociology. There he worked on the question of social theory based on an intercivilizational dialogue by comparing the sacred and secular intellectual traditions in the works of Ali Shariati and Allama Iqbal (from the primordial intellectual tradition) and Giddens and Goffman (from the modernist intellectual tradition). He has been teaching and living since 2004 in China, Russia and currently working in Tehran. He has published several books and over 50 articles both in the U.S. and U.K. on various issues related to social theory, philosophy and religion from a transcendental point of departure. He is married and has two sons (Seyed Mohsen Pasha) and (Seyed Morteza Yashar).