Marouf Cabi obtained his PhD in History from the University of St Andrews in 2019. His thesis explores the impact of the modernisation of Iran on Kurdish society in Iran between 1921 and 1979. The thesis was developed into a book The Formation of Modern Kurdish Society in Iran: Modernity, Modernization, and Social Change (1921-1979) published by I. B. Tauris in 2022.
Marouf has taught Middle Eastern histories and cultures at the University of St Andrews at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research has appeared in several academic journals. He regularly presents public lectures for Iranian and Kurdish communities in Europe and online.
During his time at LSE, Marouf will conduct research on the expansion of civil-based movements in Iranian Kurdistan since the 2000s.