Mehdi Shakarchi

Mehdi Shakarchi

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

Connect with me

Arabic, English
Key Expertise
informal labour; precarious labour; class and social mobilisation

About me

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.

Research topic

Informal labour, protest and social mobilisation in Iraq

Academic supervisors

Professor Toby Dodge

Research Cluster affiliation

Theory/Area/History Research Cluster


Expertise Details

informal labour; precarious labour; class and social mobilisation; subaltern social movements; protest; ethnography; Iraq