Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz

Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz

Visiting Fellow

Middle East Centre

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Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Benedict Robin-D’Cruz recently completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in Iraqi politics, Iraq's Sadrist movement and Shi’i Islamist movements, and Iraq’s protest politics. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre, where he is conducting research on Basra's protest politics for the Centre's Conflict Research Programme. His publications on the Sadrist movement have appeared in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée and POMEPS. He has also written on the Sadrists and Iraq's protest politics for several think tanks and media outlets including Chatham House, The Foreign Policy Research Institute and The Washington Post. Ben has participated in analytical exchanges focused on the Sadrist movement and Iraq's protest politics for the US State Department and UK Foreign Office and has co-authored a policy paper on Basra's protests and security actors for the Foreign Office's MENA Research Group.   

Expertise Details

Middle East; Iraqi Politics; Shi'i Islamist Movements; Sadrist Movement; Iraq's Protest Movements; Contentious Politics; Social Movement Theory