Biographical Information

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies and Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute. He is also Senior Associate Fellow of CEI-IUL.

Educated at the Universities of Hamburg, American (Washington DC) and Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD as a multiple scholarship student, he was the first Jarvis Doctorow Fellow in International Relations and Peace Studies at St Edmund Hall and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

As a critic, writer and scholar, Adib-Moghaddam is best known for his work on Iran, relations between the west and the Muslim world and the international politics of West Asia and North Africa. As a public intellectual, he writes on contemporary politics and culture and his commentary has been published by leading outlets including Al-Jazeera, CNN, The Daily Star (Beirut), The Guardian, The Independent, and opendemocracy. Adib-Moghaddam has lectured globally on topics ranging from Iranian and Islamic politics, Islamophobia, critical and postcolonial theory and the myth of a clash of civilisations.

Key Publications

SINGLE AUTHORED BOOKS:

Psycho-nationalism: Global thought, Iranian Imaginations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2014).

A metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and them beyond Orientalism (London/New York: Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2010, 2014).

Iran in World Politics: The question of the Islamic Republic (London/New York: Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2008, re-published 2010).

The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A cultural genealogy (Abingdon: Routledge, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics, 2006, republished in 2009).

Translated into Persian and published in Iran: siasate beinolmelalli dar khalije fars: tabarshenasi-ye farhangi, trans. Davoud Gharayagh-Zandi, Tehran: Shirazeh Publishers (1388/2009).

 

EDITED BOOKS:

A Critical Introduction to Khomeini (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

 

SINGLE AUTHORED CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

‘What is Global Thought? Insights from classical Islamic philosophy’, in Jason Mohaghegh and Lucian Stone (eds.), Manifestos for World Thought, London: Rowman and Littlefield, chapter 1 (ISBN: 9781783489503).

‘Islamic Secularism and the question of freedom in Iran’, in Faisal Devji and Zaheer Kazmi (eds.), Islam after Liberalism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, chapter 9, (ISBN:9781849047012).

‘The shifting foundations of the velayat-e faqih’, in Mahmood Monshipouri (ed.), Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Iran, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 1-15 (ISBN:0190264845).

‘India in the Iranian imagination: Between Culture and Strategic Interest’, in Kate Sullivan (ed.), Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India’s Rise beyond the West, New York: Palgrave, 2015, pp. 145-159.

‘Remnants of Empire: Civilisation, Torture, and Racism in the War on Terrorism’, in Michael Patrick Cullinane and David Ryan (eds.), U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other, New York: Berghahn, 2015, pp. 222-234.

‘Global Intifadah? September 11th and the Struggle Within Islam’, in Morten Valbjorn and Fred H. Lawson (eds.), The International Relations of the Middle East Vol. 3, Part 3, Sage, 2015.

‘Global grandeur and the meaning of Iran: From the Shah to the Islamic Republic’, in Henner Fűrtig (ed.), Regional Powers in the Middle East: New constellations after the Arab revolts, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 43-58.

‘Radicalism or revolution? Power and resistance in Iran’, in Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio and Andrea Teti (eds.), Informal Power in the Greater Middle East: Hidden geographies, London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 87-101.

‘The prospect of peace in the Persian Gulf’, in Ranjit Gupta and N. Janardhan (eds.), A new Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and challenge for an Asian role, New York: Gerlach, chapter 4.

‘Islamic utopian romanticism and the foreign policy culture of Iran’, in Matteo Legrenzi (ed.), Security in the Gulf: Historical legacies and future prospects, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 129-155.

‘Clash of Civilizations,’ in Tamara Sonn (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

‘Can the (sub)altern resist?: A dialogue between Foucault and Said, in Ian Netton, (ed.), Orientalism Revisited: Art, land, voyage. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, pp. 33-54.

‘What is the Clash of Civilisations? Contrapuntal Reflections,’ in Mahdavi, Mojtaba and Knight, W. Andy, (eds.), Towards the Dignity of Difference: Neither End of History nor Clash of Civilisations. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012, pp. 27-41.

‘Iranian-American Relations and the Future Security Architecture in Western Asia,’ in Ahmad, Ali and Panda, Jagannath P. and Singh, Prashant K., (eds.), Towards a New Asian Order. New Dehli: Shipra Publications, 2012 pp. 181-196.

‘Discourse and Violence: The Friend-Enemy Conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American affairs,’ in, Beranek, Ondrej, (ed.), Europe, the Middle East, and the Global War on Terror: Critical reflections. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012.

‘What is Radicalism: Power and Resistance in Iran’, in George Joffe (ed), Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: reassessing the causes of terrorism, London: I.B. Tauris, 2012, ISBN: 978-184885-480-2, pp. 269-299.

‘Discourse and violence: the friend-enemy conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American relations’, in Anoush Ehteshami and Reza Molavi (eds.), Iran and the International System, Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series, Abingdon: Routledge, 2012, pp. 150-167. ISBN: 978-0-415-55966-9.

‘What is the Clash of Civilisations? Contrapuntal Reflections’, in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight (eds.), Towards the Dignity of Difference: Neither End of History nor Clash of Civilisations(Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 27-41, ISBN: 978-1-4094-3956-1.

‘Iranian-American Relations and the Future Security Architecture in Western Asia’, in Ali Ahmad, Jagannath P. Panda, Prashant K. Singh (eds.), Towards a New Asian Order (New Dehli: Shipra Publications, 2012), pp. 181-196.

‘Discourse and Violence: The Friend-Enemy Conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American affairs’, in Ondrej Beranek (ed.), Europe, the Middle East, and the Global War on Terror: Critical reflections (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012) ISBN: 978-3-631-63424-0.

‘What is Radicalism? Power and Resistance in Iran’, in Ondrey Beranek (ed.), Iran: Between Power and Civil Society, Prague: Metropolitan University Prague, 2011, pp. 25-55, ISBN: 978-80-86855-79-0.

‘Islamic Utopian Romanticism and the Foreign Policy Culture of Iran’, in Matteo Legrenzi (ed.), Gulf Security: Historical legacies and future prospects, Abingdon; Routledge, November 2010, ISBN: 978-0-415-58776-1.

‘Islamutopia, (Post)modernity and the Multitude’, in Patrick Hayden and Chamsy el-Ojeili (eds.), Globalization and Utopia: Critical essays, London: Palgrave, 2009, pp.137-155, ISBN: 978-0-230-20359-4

‘The Iran-Iraq War’, in Mehran Kamrava and Manochehr Dorraj (eds.), Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic, Volume One, A-K, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008, pp. 250-258, ISBN: 978-0-313-34162-5.

‘Global Intifadah? September 11th and the Struggle within Islam’, in Marina Della Giusta, Uma S. Kambhampati and Robert Hunter Wade (eds.), Critical Perspectives on Globalisation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006, pp. 615-628, ISBN-13: 978-1-84542-176-2.

 

SINGLE AUTHORED ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

‘We Other Spartans: Orientalism, Occidentalism and the Enemy Other’, International Studies Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4, Spring 2017 (Issue 52), pp. 14-31. ISBN: 1735-2045

‘Poetry, Art and Critique’, International Studies Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016, pp. 12-21.

‘Islamic secularism and the question of freedom in Iran’, Middle East Critique, Vol. 25, Issue 1, 2015, pp. 71-82.

‘What is Power in Iran? The shifting foundations of the Velayat-e Faqih’, Orient, Vol. 54, No. 6, 2013, pp. 29-37.

‘What is Radicalism? Power and Resistance in Iran’, Middle East Critique, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2012), pp. 271-290.

‘The Arab Revolts, Islam and Postmodernity’, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012), pp. 15-25, ISSN: 1873-9857.

‘The Theory and Praxis of Iranian-American Relations’, International Studies Journal, Vol. 9. No. 1 (2012), pp. 35-69.

‘Discourse and violence: The friend-enemy conjunction in contemporary Iranian-American relations’, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 2, No. 3 (December 2009), pp. 512-526.

‘A (short) history of the Clash of Civilisations’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 2008), pp. 217-234.

‘Abu Ghraib and Insaniyat’, Monthly Review, Vol. 59, No. 7 (December 2007), pp. 20-36, ISSN: 0027-0520. Translated into Persian and republished as ‘The Abu Ghraib Prison and Humanity’, Studies on Israel and the United States, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 2009), pp. 85-97.

‘Manufacturing War: Iran in the neoconservative imagination’, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2007), pp. 635-653.

Inventions of the Iran-Iraq war’, Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2007), pp. 63-83.

‘Reflections on the emerging political economy of Iran’, International Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, Special Issue (Winter 2007), pp. 23-37.

The Pluralistic Momentum in Iran and the Future of the Reform Movement’. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2006), pp. 665-674.

‘The Whole Range of Saddam Hussein’s War Crimes’, Middle East Report, 239, (Summer 2006), pp. 30-35.

‘Regional Security Complex Theory: a critical examination’. International Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No.1 (Summer 2006), pp. 25-40.

‘Islamic utopian romanticism and the foreign policy culture of Iran’. Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, (Fall 2005) pp. 265-292.

‘Global Intifadah? September 11th and the struggle within Islam’. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 2 (July 2002), pp. 203-216.

ACADEMIC ARTICLES IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

‘Islamischer Diskurs und Islamische Politik in Westasien und Nordafrika’, in Raj Kollmorgen, Wolfgang Merkel und Hans-Jűrgen Wagener (eds.), Handbuch Transformationsforschung, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2015, pp.389-404.

‘Iran-US rapprochement: Iran’s future role’, Al-Jazeera Center for Studies (Report), 2014 (in Arabic)

Turkey and Iran: Islamic brotherhood or regional rivalry?’ Al-Jazeera Center for Studies (Report), 2013 (in Arabic).

‘Arabische Aufstände, Islam und Postmoderne’, INAMO, No. 68 (Winter 2011), pp. 4-8 (in German).

‘Al-joghrafiya al-siasiya fi Iran’ in Iran (no editor), Al Mesbar: Dubai, 2011, pp. 153-170. ISBN: 978-9948-443-56-8 (in Arabic).

‘Die „Geographie“ der Opposition im Iran: Utopie oder klassenbewusster Kommunitarismus?’, INAMO, No. 63 (Fall 2010), pp. 18-21 (in German).

‘Aufstand für Gerechtigkeit’, Welt-Sichten Magazin, January 2010, pp. 56-61 (in German).

‘Zendan-e Abu Gharib va Insaniyat’, Studies on Israel and the United States, Centre for Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies Tehran, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 2008), pp. 75-98 (in Persian).