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Amin Moghadam

Senior Research Associate
EducationPhD, University of Lyon II

Amin Moghadam’s research explores ways in which the dynamics of space production in global cities intersect with the politics of housing and home making by emphasizing the role they play in migration trajectories and transnational practices, as well as in processes of class formation and integration in the host society.

Amin holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from the University of Lyon II, France. His research and publications have focused on migration policy and practices, diaspora studies, circulation and regional integration in the Middle East, with focus on the Persian Gulf region (Iran and UAE).

Amin acted as an associate research scholar at the Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University between 2016-2020. Prior to this position, he lectured on Urban and Migration Studies at Sciences Po Paris, Aix-Marseille University and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco). In addition to research and teaching, he took on the role of academic advisor for the Master of Public Affairs program at Sciences Po in Paris and consulted for several organizations such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and UNHCR.  

Recent Publications

Moghadam, A. (2022). “Boire un café à Téhéran Économie politique des circulations régionales et nouveaux modes de consommation en Iran.”, external link In Un Moyen-Orient ordinaire Entre consommation et mobilities, edited by Thierry Boissière and Yoann Morvan, 235–62.

Moghadam, A. & Jadali, S. (2022). Immigration and Revolution in Iran: Asylum politics and State Consolidation, external linkREMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana29, 21-41.

Moghadam, A. (2021/3) PDF fileIranian Migrations to Dubai: Constraints and Autonomy of a Segmented Diaspora

Moghadam, A. (2021). The staging of cultural diversity in Dubai: the case of Dubai Art Fair. , external linkIdentities, external link, 1-17.