Dr Leonardo Davoudi

Dr Leonardo Davoudi

Visiting Research Fellow

Department of International History

English, French, Italian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Oil, Capitalism, Imperialism, Iran, Corporations, Global History

About me

Leonardo Davoudi is an associate member of Oxford University’s History Faculty and a researcher with the Global History of Capitalism project at the Oxford Centre for Global History. He completed his DPhil in history at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, which focused on the British Empire and the founding of the modern Middle Eastern oil industry. He has also written articles on the notorious Tobacco Concession of 1890, which sparked a constitutional movement in Iran, and the history of the corporate form. His research interests lie at the intersection of imperialism and capitalism. Until 2020, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics.


Expertise Details

Oil; Capitalism; Imperialism; Iran; Corporations; Global History