Marral Shamshiri-Fard is a PhD candidate in International History at the LSE. Her dissertation explores the intersections of the Cold War and anti-colonial revolutionary movements in Iran and Oman during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Marral is a member of the department’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee and represents International History research students on the Research Students Consultative Forum. She is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).
Marral holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (with Distinction) from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a BSc in Politics and International Relations (First-Class Honours) from the University of Bath. She has studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute in Jordan and the Sultan Qaboos College for Non-Native Speakers in Oman.
Supervisory team: John Chalcraft, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, Sara Salem
Provisional thesis title
Resisting Marxism and Imperialism in the Persian Gulf: Political Alliances and Revolutionary Transnationalism, 1965 – 1979
|Status Podcast: Listen to Marral discuss her research with Noah Black (1 February 2019).