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.