Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA

Research Network

The Arab uprisings have caused a deluge of interest in social movements and contestation in the region from both inside and outside Middle East Studies, from the public, from policy-makers, and from students since this uniquely televised, tweeted and mediatised revolutionary process started.

The LSE Middle East Centre has established a network which aims at bringing together academics and students undertaking relevant research. The objective is to generate a platform which will drive forward intellectual development and cutting-edge research in the field.

The network serves as a key hub for news, academic discussion and collaboration on social movements and popular mobilisation in the MENA region. It is led by Professor John Chalcraft (Department of Government). 


Event Series

Building on the online network, the Centre organises regular discussion-based seminars inviting academics to present their work.

View forthcoming and past events


Papers presented at the seminars are published as part of the Middle East Centre Paper Series. 

View all the papers

Discussion List

The network runs an email discussion list where academics undertaking relevant research share their updates. The network also sends bi-weekly news digests, managed by Iman Dawood.

Discussion list archive and more infomation