Abdullah al-Mubarak Research Fellow in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Pembroke College
Sectarianism in the Middle East
Thursday, March 20th at 4pm
@ CURA, 10 Lenox St. Brookline, MA 02246
Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. In 2013, he was also a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, for his dissertation ‘The Shia of Saudi Arabia: Identity Politics, Sectarianism and the Saudi State’, which won the 2012 American Political Science Association Aaron Wildavsky Award for the Best Dissertation on Religion and Politics. He is the author of “Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t”.
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