Dr Allan Hassaniyan
Lecturer in Middle East Politics
Lecturer in Middle East Politics, with a focus on contemporary Iranian and Kurdish political and societal development.
I have obtained my BA and MA accordingly in Arts in Public Administration and International Politics and Global Sociology, from the University of Roskilde (RUC)/Denmark. I have obtained my PhD in Kurdish Studies from the Centre for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. In my doctoral research I have examined the 20th-century’s Cross-border Iranian-Iraqi Kurdish Movements’ Interaction and effects of this interaction of the Mobilisation of the Iranian Kurdish Movement.
Prior to my lectureship I did a year of postdoctoral research, at the centre for Kurdish Studies at the Univerity of Exeter. Through this period I have researched and published studies with focus on developments as state’s securitization of the Iranian Kurdistan, and insurgency and popular uprising emerged in this region.