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Visiting Professors & Fellows

 

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Dr Pejman Abdolmohammadi, Visiting Fellow


Pejman Abdolmohammadi is Lecturer of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at John Cabot University in Rome. His research and teaching activities focus on the politics and history of modern Iran, the intellectual history of Iran, geopolitics of the Persian Gulf, and international relations of the Middle East.

 
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Dr Khalid Almezaini, Kuwait Programme Visiting Fellow


Khalid Almezaini is Assistant Professor at Qatar University where he teaches International Relations of the Gulf States and Security of the Gulf. Before joining Qatar University, Khalid taught Middle East Politics at the universities of Cambridge, Exeter and Edinburgh.

 
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Sharifa Alshalfan, Kuwait Programme Visiting Fellow


 

Sharifa Alshalfan is an architect and a researcher. She holds an MSc in City Design and Social Science from LSE. Her research interests include land-use policies and urban governance with a focus on housing in the GCC states, mainly Kuwait.

 
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Dr Hessah Al-Ojayan, Kuwait Programme Visiting Fellow


Hessah Al-Ojayan is Assistant Professor of Finance at Kuwait University. Her research interests include Islamic finance and economics, GCC and emerging capital market, SMEs, and the history of finance and economics in the Middle East.

 
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Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed,  Visiting Professor 


Madawi Al-Rasheed is 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.

 
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Dr Heba Elsayed, Visiting Fellow


 

Heba Elsayed is Visiting Academic at the University of Manchester. She is acting as Principal Investigator on two research projects: a Leverhulme funded project investigating Egyptian youths’ consumption of New Information Technologies and a second funded by the British Academy - co-hosted with the American University in Cairo - focusing on street sexual harassment in Egypt and the media’s role in fuelling this national epidemic. 

 
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Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Visiting Fellow


Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is Research Fellow at the MEC. He also 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.

 
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Dr Rebecca Steinfeld, Visiting Fellow


Rebecca Steinfeld is a political scientist researching the politics of reproduction and genital alteration. Alongside her Visiting Fellowship at the LSE Middle East Centre, she is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of the Body at Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed her PhD in Politics at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, in 2012, and is now writing her first book, Wars of the Wombs: Struggles over Reproduction in Israel (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).

 
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Dr Mandy Turner, Visiting Fellow


Mandy Turner 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.

 
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Dr Benedetta Voltolini, Visiting Fellow


Benedetta Voltolini is Lecturer in International Relations at Maastricht University (Netherlands) and will become Marie SkŁodowska-Curie Fellow at Sciences Po, Paris from September 2015. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Her thesis investigated the role of lobbying in EU foreign policy, with a specific focus on the case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 
 

 

 

 

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