People

Centre Staff, Researchers & Visitors

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Nadine Almanasfi | Events Coordinator

n.almanasfi@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7038

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Nesrin Alrefaai | Arabic Content Editor

N.Alrefaai@lse.ac.uk

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Professor Toby Dodge | Kuwait Professor

b.t.dodge@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6176

Mariam-Ghorbannejad

Mariam Ghorbannejad | Kuwait Programme Publications Editor

m.ghorbannejad@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6639 

YasmineKherfi

Yasmine Kherfi | Assistant Editor

y.kherfi@lse.ac.uk

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Kendall Livingston | Projects Assistant 

k.livingston@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6615 

RobertLowe

Robert LoweDeputy Director

r.lowe@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6365 

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Dr Michael Mason | Director

m.mason@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3661

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Jack McGinn | Communications Coordinator

j.mcginn@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6932

SandraSfeir

Sandra Sfeir | Projects Manager

s.sfeir@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6198

IanSinclair

Ian SinclairKuwait Programme Administrator

i.sinclair@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6639 

Research Staff

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Hashem Abushama | Research Assistant

Hashem is Research Assistant on the project 'Neoliberal Visions: Exploring Gendered Adverts and Identities in the Palestinian West Bank.'

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Taif Alkhudary | Research Assistant

Taif is Principal Investigator on the project 'Patriarchal Norms and Legal Discrimination Against Women and Girls in Iraq'.

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Abrar Alshammari | Research Assistant

Abrar is a researcher on the Kuwait Programme project 'Sustaining Kuwait in Unsustainable Times'.

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Jad Baghdadi | Research Assistant

Jad is a researcher on the Kuwait Programme project 'Empowering Democratic Citizenship through Education'.

Muna-Dajani

Dr Muna Dajani | Research Officer 

Muna is a Research Officer on the project 'The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights'. She is also a PhD Candidate at LSE's Department of Geography and Environment.

Courtney Freer

Dr Courtney Freer | Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Courtney is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre. Her research focuses on domestic politics of the Gulf, with particular interest in Islamism and tribalism.

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Kanwal Tareq Hameed | Research Assistant

Kanwal is a researcher on the Kuwait Programme project 'Sustaining Kuwait in Unsustainable Times'.

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Nilesh Raut | Research Assistant

Nilesh is a Research Assistant on the project 'Explaining the Middle Eastern Health Inequality Paradox' and a PhD student at the LSE’s Department of Health Policy.

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Professor Steffen Hertog | Associate Professor

Steffen is PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'The Social Safety Net in Kuwait'. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Government, LSE.

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Dr Athanasia Kalaitzi | Research Officer 

Athanasia is PI on a collaborative research project with  AUS entitled 'Export Composition and Economic Growth in the UAE: A Multivariate Time Series Analysis (1981–2017).'

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Zainab Mehdi | Research Assistant

Zainab is a Research Assistant working alongside Dr Michael Mason for the year-long water management in Basra project.

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Dr Jessica Watkins | Research Officer

Jessica is a Research Officer currently working on the Conflict Research Programme looking at regional drivers of conflict in Iraq and the wider Middle East.

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Dr Polly Withers | Research Officer

Polly is Research Officer at the LSE Middle East Centre, and leads the project 'Neoliberal Visions: Exploring Gendered Adverts and Identities in the Palestinian West Bank'.

Visiting Fellows and Professors 

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Dr Hanaa Almoaibed | Visiting Fellow

Hanaa is a Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Her research explores the influence of social dynamics on work and education amongst youth in the GCC.

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Dr Nesrin Alrefaai | Visiting Fellow

Nesrin is Arabic Content Editor at the LSE Middle East Centre and Visiting Fellow. Her research looks at arts and politics in the Middle East, particularly focusing on Syria. 

Madawi Al Rasheed

Professor Madawi Al Rasheed | Visiting Professor

Madawi was Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College, London between 1994 and 2013. Previously, she was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

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Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi | Visiting Fellow

Aniseh is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Security Studies department at RUSI. Her research is concerned with security and geopolitics in the Middle East.

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Dr Ahmad Bin-Touq | Visiting Fellow

Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Sustainability at the UAE University. His current research analyses the benefits of participatory GIS in Smart Government.

Ian Black

Dr Ian Black | Visiting Senior Fellow

Ian is a former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for the Guardian newspaper.

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Dr Andrew Delatolla | Visiting Fellow

Andrew is a Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds whose research centres on issues of race, gender, and sexuality in relation to statehood and state formation.

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Dr Fanar Haddad | Visiting Fellow

Fanar is senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq, and publishes widely on issues relating to historic and contemporary Iraq and on identity politics in the region.

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Dr Isabel Käser | Visiting Fellow

Isabel is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS. She works on gender, conflict, body politics and migration in the Kurdish Middle East.

Zeynep Kaya

Dr Zeynep Kaya | Visiting Fellow

Zeynep is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS and Academic Associate at the University of Cambridge. She studies gender, violence and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

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Dr Raphaël Lefèvre | Visiting Fellow

Raphaël is Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, and co-leads the LSE project ‘Whose Revolution? Re-assessing the Impact of the 1979 Iranian Revolution on Sunni Islamism’.

Davide Luca

Dr Davide Luca | Visiting Fellow

Davide is an Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at Cambridge University. His research studies the politics of policy delivery and development at a local level. 

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Dr Toby Matthiesen | Visiting Fellow

Toby is Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, and co-leads the LSE project ‘Whose Revolution? Re-assessing the Impact of the 1979 Iranian Revolution on Sunni Islamism’.

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Dr Harry Pettit | Visiting Fellow

Harry is an Associate Member of Christ Church College, Oxford. He researches the emotional geographies of contemporary capitalism, focusing on Egypt and the Gulf. 

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Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz | Visiting Fellow

Benedict is a researcher specialising in Iraqi politics, Iraq's Sadrist movement and Shi’i Islamist movements, and Iraq’s protest politics.

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Dr Ipek Gencel Sezgin | Visiting Fellow

Ipek is Assistant Professor at Başkent University researching the politics and history of Turkey, specifically relating to collective violence and collective action.

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Greg Shapland | Visiting Fellow

Greg is an independent researcher, writer and consultant on politics, security, resources and environment (including water) in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Dr Mac Skelton | Visiting Fellow

Mac is Director of the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) based at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. 

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Dr Ghoncheh Tazmini | Visiting Fellow

Ghoncheh is a British Academy grant-holder researching Iranian-Russian alignment in the Middle East. 

Associates

Muhammad Adeel

Dr Muhammad Adeel

Muhammad is PI on the Kuwait Programme Research Grant 'Towards an Equitable Transport System in Kuwait'. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.

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Dr Walaa Alqaisiya

Walaa is a teaching fellow in gender, sexuality and conflict at the Department of Gender at LSE. Her work weaves together queer studies, decolonial approaches and indigenous studies.

Giles Atkinson

Professor Giles Atkinson

Giles is Co-PI on an LSE project looking at global warming in Kuwait. He is also Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.

Ernestina Coast

Dr Ernestina Coast

Ernestina is Associate Professor of Population Studies in the LSE Department of International Development. She is Co-PI on an MEC project looking at health in wars and conflicts.

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Dr Joan Costa-i-Font 

Joan is Associate Professor (Reader) at the LSE's European Institute and the Department of Health Policy. He is PI on an MEC project exploring health inequality in the MENA region.

Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Dr Nuno F. da Cruz

Nuno is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in LSE Cities. He is Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'Governance of Spatial Change: Shaping Urban Policies and Investments in Kuwait'.

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Dr Yazan Doughan

Yazan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at LSE. He researches the question of social justice in contemporary postcolonial contexts, particularly in Jordan.

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Alexandra Gomes

Alexandra is a Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'Public Space in Kuwait: From User Behaviour to Policy-making'. She is also a Research Officer in LSE Cities.

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Dr Ben Groom

Ben is Professor of Environment and Development Economics in the LSE Department of Geography and Environment. He is PI on an MEC research project.

Ellen-Helsper

Professor Ellen Helsper

Ellen is Professor of Digital Inequalities at LSE. She is a Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'Evaluating Digital Skills and Tangible Outcomes in Kuwait'.

Simona Iammarino

Professor Simona Iammarino

Simona is a Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme collaboration project on private R&D investment in Kuwait. Simona is also Professor of Economic Geography at LSE.

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Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece

Jennifer is a Associate Professor of Nationalism at the European Institute and the Department of International Relations at LSE. She is PI on an MEC collaboration project with UAEU.

Neil Lee

Professor Neil Lee

Neil is Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme collaboration project on private R&D investmest in Kuwait. Neil is also an Associate Professor of Economic Geography at LSE.

Tiziana Leone

Dr Tiziana Leone

Tiziana is Assistant Professor in Demography in the LSE Department of International Development. She is PI on an MEC collaboration project looking at health in wars and conflicts.

Sam Mejias

Dr Sam Mejias

Sam is a Research Fellow at the Department of Media and Communications. He is a Co-PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'Empowering Democratic Citizenship through Education'.

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Professor Susana Mourato 

Susana is Professor of Environmental Economics and Head of the Department Department of Geography and Environment. 

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Professor Martha Mundy 

Martha is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Anthropology. 

Sara Salem

Dr Sara Salem

Sara is an Assistant Professor at the LSE Department of Sociology.

Nazanin Shahrokni

Dr Nazanin Shahrokni

Nazanin is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Globalisation at the LSE Department for Gender Studies.

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Dr Deen Sharp

Deen is an LSE Fellow in Human Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment.

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Professor Hyun Shin

Hyun is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at LSE. He is PI on the Kuwait Programme project 'Asian Capital and the Rise of Smart Urbanism in Kuwait'.

 

 

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