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Sandra Sfeir
+44 (0)20 7955 6198

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Chelsea Milsom
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Ribale Sleiman Haidar

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Call for Papers

The LSE Middle East Centre invites submissions for a one-day workshop on the global history of Pahlavi Iran at the LSE on 19 May 2016.

In the four decades that passed between the Allied wartime occupation of Iran in 1941 and the fall of the Pahlavi monarchy in 1979, Iran was slowly transformed from a battleground of Cold War competition to a major regional and global actor. The Pahlavi state and Iranian society both witnessed profound social, cultural, and economic changes as rising oil revenues fuelled the developmental goals of the White Revolution, while global movements of ideas and activism shaped the growing opposition to the rule of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The roots of contemporary Iran, and the challenges and opportunities it presents, lie in those formative four decades that culminated in the political and social earthquake of the Iranian Revolution.

We seek applications from advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and non-tenured faculty working on all aspects of Iran’s global history in the Pahlavi era from 1941 to 1979.

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Research Officer

Middle East Centre and Department of Media & Communications 

Duration:  1 February 2016 to 30 June 2017
Contract Type:  Fixed Term, 28 hours per week
Salary:  £33,450 - £40,462 (FTE) pro rata at 0.8 FTE
Deadline for Applications:  29 November 2015 (23.59 UK time)
Interview Dates: Early December 2015

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the fields of Media and Communications, Sociology, Middle East Studies or Cultural Studies. Candidates will join a multi-country LSE Media and Communications and Middle East Centre collaboration project with the American University of Sharjah, and at field sites in Morocco, Jordan, UAE and Tunisia: 'Personalised Media and Participatory Culture'.

Candidates should have:

  • excellent communication, sophisticated data gathering, interviewing, textual analysis and interpretation skills;
  • a demonstrable interest in Middle East political and civic cultures and in media and artistic/social interventions;
  • excellent working knowledge of Arabic;
  • a working knowledge of French.

The candidate should possess, or be close to being awarded, a PhD in Sociology, Cultural Studies, Middle East Studies, Media and Communications, or a related social science discipline, and have a proven ability to write to publishable standard.

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Research Officer

Duration:  24 months from January 2016 (start date may be negotiable)
Contract Type:  Fixed Term, Full time 
Salary: £33,450 - £40,462 (FTE) 
Deadline for Applications: 30 November 2015 (23.59 UK time)
Interview Dates: Early December 2015

The Centre seeks a Research Officer to contribute to research activities on the historical sociology of the Middle East and to produce independent research.

Candidates should have:

  • social sciences training, including a relevant PhD;
  • a strong record of research and publication on the Middle East;
  • excellent organisation and communication skills.

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