|Post:||Lecturer (International Relations, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Centre for Global Political Economy)|
|Other posts:||Lecturer in International Relations (School of Global Studies, International Development)|
|Location:||Arts B B372|
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BA Development Studies (East Anglia, 2002); MSc Social Research Methods (Sussex, 2003); DPhil International Relations (Sussex, 2008)
Lecturer in International Relations
Management committee member of Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cait
Community and Business
- Interview with BBC World Service's Business programme 'Building Bridges with Iran'. 24/09/2013.
- Guest analyst of BBC Persian TV for an extensive coverage of speeches by presidents Obama and Rouhani in the UNGA and the 'prospects of a thaw in US-Iranian relations'. 24/09/2013.
- Interview with BBC Persian TV on ‘US-Russia dispute over chemical weapons use in Syria’. 12/09/2013.
- Interview with Italian online newspaper L’indro on Syrian War. 12/09/2013.
- Interview with BBC Sussex UK parliament's vote against joining US military intervention in Syria. 30/08/2013.
I am interested in the international dimension of social, political and intellectual development in the context of non-western experiences of modernity. Over the past few years I have been exploring this theme in relation to the Iranian Revolution through a critical application of the concept of uneven and combined development. This has generated three articles and two book-chapters. I am currently writing a book on this topic which will be published by Routledge in 2013. More recently, I have become interested in exploring the theoretical ground for a critical dialogue between Marxist approaches overhauled by the idea of uneven and combined development and postcolonialism. My 2012 EJIR article is the first step in this project. I am also interested in international theory, historical sociology, 'Third World' revolutionary ideologies/histories, Iranian modernity, and Kurdish politics.
Areas of Research Supervision
I would be interested in supervising PhD research in any of the following broad areas: Marxist international theory and historical sociology, origins and outcomes of modernisation projects (especially in the Middle East), geopolitics of (pre)modern state-formations, (trans)formation of 'political Islams', modern Iran, and the Kurdish question.
I will teach the following courses during 2012/13:
International Relations of the Modern Middle East
Contemporary International Theory
The Middle East in Global Order
Matin, Kamran (2013) Recasting Iranian modernity: international relations and social change. Iranian studies . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415612357
Matin, Kamran (2013) Redeeming the universal: postcolonialism and the inner life of Eurocentrism. European Journal of International Relations, 19 (2). pp. 353-377. ISSN 1354-0661
Matin, Kamran (2012) International relations in the making of political Islam: interrogating Khomeini's ‘Islamic government’. Journal of International Relations and Development. pp. 1-28. ISSN 1408-6980
Matin, Kamran (2012) Democracy without capitalism: retheorizing Iran's constitutional revolution. Middle East Critique, 21 (1). pp. 37-56. ISSN 1943-6149
Matin, Kamran (2010) Decoding political Islam: uneven and combined development and Ali Shariati's political thought. In: International Relations and Non-Western Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism and Investigations of Global Modernity, edited by Robbie Shilliam. Routledge, pp. 108-124. ISBN 9780415577724
Matin, Kamran (2008) The Islamic republic and the world: global dimensions of the Iranian revolution. Capital and Class, 32 (3). pp. 159-161. ISSN 0309-8168
Matin, Kamran (2007) Uneven and combined development in world history: the international relations of state-formation in premodern Iran. European Journal of International Relations, 13 (3). pp. 419-447. ISSN 1354-0661
Matin, Kamran (2006) Uneven and combined development and revolution of backwardness: the Iranian constitutional revolution: 1906-1911. In: 100 Years of Permanent Revolution: Results and Prospects. Pluto Press, London and Ann Arbor, Michigan, pp. 10-26. ISBN 9780745325224
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- Wednesday 10:00-11:00