Middle East Politics Seminar

Middle East Politics Seminar

The Middle East Politics Seminar meets 2-3 times a term to discuss a working paper or chapter from a book project. Seminar participants are drawn from faculty and doctoral students who live in and around Oxford.

Seminars are held 5.00-18.30 in the Board Room of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College.

To join the mailing list, please email: azim.wazeer@sant.ox.ac.uk


Michaelmas 2022/2023

18 October - Anne Wolf (All Souls) “Tunisia, 14 January 2011: How the belief in Ben Ali’s escape secured regime collapse”

8 November - Maryam Alamzadeh (St Antony's) "Contingencies of Structure: How Human Interactions Mold Revolutionary States"

29 November - Samer Anabtawi (UCL) "The Mobilisation of Heritage in Queer Liberation Movements in the MENA"


Hilary Term 2022/23

14 February - Youssef El-Chazli (Paris 8) "The Arab Offspring. The Private Wakes of the Egyptian Revolution"

28 February - Ala' Alrababa'h (ETH Zurich) "The Dynamics of Refugee Return: Syrian Refugees and Their Migration Intentions"

7 March - Ashrakat Elshehawy (Somerville) and Mohamed Saleh (London School of Economics) "Religious Minorities and Public Goods Provision: Evidence from 19th and early 20th century Egypt"

Past Seminars - 2021/22

22 February - Thoraya El-Rayyes (LSE) "Rallying under Authoritarianism: Evidence from Jordan"