Kamran Matin is an associated reserach fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and an associate professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex where he teaches modern history of the Middle East and international theory and history.
He is also management committee member of Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), steering committee member of the Middle East and North Africa Centre at Sussex (MENACS), co-convenor of the Historical Sociology in International Relations (HSIR) working group of British International Studies Association (BISA), and the co-editor of Palgrave series Minorities in West Asia and North Africa (MIWANA).
Kamran’s research focuses on the international historical sociology of the modern Middle East, revolution, nation-state formation processes and nationalism. He is the author of Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change (London: Rutledge, 2013), and coeditor of Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the Longue Durée (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). He has also published several articles on Iranian history, political Islam and postcolonial theory and commentaries on the Kurdish and Iranian politics. He is the coeditor of two forthcoming special issues of Geopolitics and Journal of Historical Sociology on Rojava Revolution and the current crisis in the Middle East, respectively. Kamran has also made numerous contributions to media outlets including Al-Jazeera, BBC World Service, BBC Persian, The Conversation, Deutsche Welle, Iran International, and Newsweek on a range of contemporary issues and current affairs including humanitarian intervention, the Arab Spring, Syrian war, US-Iran relations, Iran’s nuclear crisis, Iranian politics, and the ‘Kurdish question’.