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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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 Coordinator 

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

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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

IanSinclair

Ian SinclairKuwait Programme Administrator

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

Research Staff

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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'.

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 PrincipalInvestigator on a collaborative project with AUS entitled 'Export Composition and Economic Growth in the UAE' and also leads the Kuwait Programme project 'Beyond Oil'.

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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'.

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Sepehr Zhand | Research Assistant

Sepehr is Research Assistant on the LSE Middle East Centre project ‘Roads as Tools for (Dis)connecting Cities and Neighbourhoods: a Socio-Spatial Study of Abu Dhabi’.

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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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.

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 a Research Associate at the University of Bern. She leads the collaboration project, 'The Kurdistan Region of Iraq Post-ISIS: Youth, Art and Gender'.

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’.

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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 a Marie Curie Global Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University and Stanford University, and co-leads the project ‘Whose Revolution? Re-assessing the Impact of the 1979 Iranian Revolution on Sunni Islamism’.

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Dr Souad Mohamed | Visiting Fellow

Souad is Cheif Executive Officer of IEL International. Her research is focused on understanding the leadership development of women in Sudan. 

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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 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 Ghoncheh Tazmini | Visiting Fellow

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

Associates

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Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi 

Omar is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications. He researches the reporting and representation of conflict, digital journalism and the politics of time and memory— with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

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Dr Jinan Al-Habbal

Jinan is a Research Officer at LSE IDEAS. She is also a Fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews. Her current research focus is on the lack of judicial independence in Lebanon and its impact on democracy and the rule of law.

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Dr Walaa Alqaisiya

Walaa is a teaching fellow in gender, peace and security at the Department for Gender Studies. Her work weaves together queer studies, decolonial approaches and indigenous studies.

Roham Alvandi

Dr Roham Alvandi 

Roham is Associate Professor of International History at LSE. His current research focuses on global human rights activism and the origins of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

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Professor Nigel Ashton

Nigel is Professor of International History at LSE. His main research interests lie in the fields of contemporary Anglo-American relations and the international history of the Middle East.

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Dr Federica Bicchi 

Federica is Associate Professor of International Relations of Europe at LSE. Her research interest lies in EU foreign policy and external relations - especially as they relate to the Middle East and to the Mediterranean.

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Dr Ryan Centner 

Ryan is Assistant Professor of Urban Geography at LSE. His research revolves around a core interest in urban transformation at the nexus of social, spatial, and economic change.

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Professor John Chalcraft

John is Professor of Middle East History and Politics at the Department of Government. He works on history and politics ‘from below’ in the modern Middle East and North Africa.

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Professor Ernestina Coast

Ernestina is Professor of Health and International Development at the Department of International Development at LSE. 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) in Health Economics at the Department of Health Policy at LSE. 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 at 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 Katerina Dalacoura

Katerina is Associate Professor in International Relations at LSE. Her latest research focuses on the role of culture and civilization in International Relations with special reference to Turkey.

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Dr Yazan Doughan

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

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Professor George Gaskell

George is Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology at the Department of Methodology at LSE.

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Alexandra Gomes

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

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Professor Ellen Helsper

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

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Professor Simona Iammarino

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

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Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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

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Professor Naila Kabeer

Naila is Professor of Gender and Development at LSE. Her research interests include gender, poverty, and social exclusion, her research is mostly focused on South and South East Asia.

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Professor Neil Lee

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

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Dr Tiziana Leone

Tiziana is Associate Professor in Health and International Development at LSE. She is PI on an MEC collaboration project looking at health in wars and conflicts.

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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, Academic Director of LSE Summer School, and Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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Dr Sara Salem

Sara is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology. Her work explores the connections between postcolonial theory and Marxism, with special attention to the context of Egypt.

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Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Hakan is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy at LSE. His work focuses on both the epistemology and politics of international social policy.

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Dr Nazanin Shahrokni

Nazanin is Assistant Professor of Gender and Globalisation at LSE. Her research interests include gender politics, feminist geography, and ethnographies of the state in Iran, the Middle East, and beyond.

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Dr Deen Shariff Sharp

Deen is a Fellow in Human Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE. His research focuses on the political economy of urbanization in the “Middle East”.

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Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at LSE. Her research investigates the psychological impact of experiencing low socioeconomic status at times of rising inequality.

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Professor Hyun Bang 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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Dr Ganga Shreedhar

Ganga is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE. She is interested in how, when and why people take action - or fail to - to address complex global environmental social dilemmas.

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Dr Gagan Sood

Gagan is Assistant Professor at the Department of International History at LSE. His main research interests lie in the Middle East and South Asia between the 17th and 19th centuries.

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Dr Miriam Tresh

Miriam is Assistant Professorial Lecturer at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE. Her research looks at public perceptions and the psychological impact of Covid-19 in Libya.

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Dr Rim Turkmani

Rim is a Research Fellow at the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at LSE. She directs the Syria conflict research programme at the Unit.

 

 

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