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Visiting Professors & Fellows

Visiting Professor


Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed| is Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre at LSE and Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation.  She was Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College, London  between 1994 and 2013. Previously, she was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. She also taught at Goldsmith College (University of London) and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.


Visiting Fellows 


Dr Mandy Turner| joined the MEC as Visiting Fellow in September 2014. She is also the Director of the Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant)| in East Jerusalem. Her research focuses thematically on the political economy of war and peace, with a country specialism on Palestine. Recent research has also focused on political activists in Israel.


Dr Karen E. Young| joined the MEC as visiting fellow in July 2014.  She was Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University of Sharjah, UAE from 2009 to 2014. In 2013-14, she was an American Political Science Association MENA Fellow. Her research interests include Gulf Arab States' Foreign Policy, Political economy of transition and Identity and state formation.


Dr Carly Beckerman-Boys| joined the MEC as visiting fellow in March 2014. She is also Visiting Lecturer at London City University. Her research interests include Decision-making during the Palestine Mandate, Politics of the Israel-Palestine conflict, Poliheuristic Theory and Third-party mediation.


Dr Dunja Larise| joined the MEC as Visiting Fellow in January 2014. She is also Associated Fellow at the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Her research interests include Democracy theory, Social and political movements in MENA region and Political Islam.


Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen researches Gulf politics and foreign policies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, and is also an Associate Fellow on the Middle East North Africa Program at Chatham House and an affiliate faculty at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. His next book, entitled The First World War in the Middle East, will be published by Hurst in 2014.


Originally from Iran, Dr Malihe Maghazei joined the Middle East Centre  as a Visiting Fellow in October 2012. She is an historian of the Middle East with focus on gender. Her research interests include gender and Islam, intellectual movements in Iran and modern Iranian history.


Past Visiting Fellows|