SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Reza Masoudi-Nejad

BArch/MArch (University of Tehran), MSc (UCL), PhD (UCL)
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Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Research Associate

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Dr Reza Masoudi-Nejad
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Reza Masoudi Nejad is an urbanist, who is generally interested in the spatial organisation of collective actions, with a particular focus on religious rituals, urban violence, and protest in Iran and India. He is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at Department of History and Research Associate at Department of Anthropology. He has 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 the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO), Berlin. He received his PhD from the Bartlett School of Built Environment, UCL.



Public space, ritual studies, urban violence, urban transformation.