Mehdi is an MPhil/PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at LSE. His research explores the political economy of precarious labour, and its relationship to social mobilisation, and protest. Mehdi’s project involves ethnographic research, focusing on Iraq as a primary case study. His research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Mehdi completed his MA in the Political Economy of the Middle East at King’s College (with Distinction) and his BA in Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is also a qualified UK solicitor and has worked for international law firms and on death penalty cases in the Middle East with Reprieve.
Informal labour, protest and social mobilisation in Iraq
Professor Toby Dodge
Research Cluster affiliation
Theory/Area/History Research Cluster