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Visiting Professors & Fellows


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.

Khalid AlMezaini

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.


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.


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.



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.


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).


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.


Dr Karen E. Young,| Visiting Fellow 

Karen Young 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.