Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Reza Masoudi-Nejad

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Department of Anthropology and Sociology Research Associate
BArch/MArch (University of Tehran), MSc (UCL), PhD (UCL)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Reza Masoudi Nejad is an urbanist with a cross-disciplinary background in architecture, urban morphology, and anthropology. He is interested in the spatial aspect of collective actions and performance, crowds and protests, Shi'i religious rituals, urban violence, and the transformation of cities in Iran and India. 

Reza has been a senior teaching fellow at the SOAS Department of History and is currently a research associate at the Department of Anthropology. Previously, he had been a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (Germany) and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (ZMO) and TU Berlin. He was also a senior teaching fellow at the Department of Global History, Freie University, Berlin. He received his PhD from the Bartlett School of Built Environment, UCL in 2009.

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