Dr Mohammad Kalantari

Educational background

BA Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran

MSc Lancaster University 

PhD Royal Holloway University of London

Personal profile

Mohammad R. Kalantari is a Research Fellow in International Relations and Co-Director of Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies at Department of Politics and International Relations. His research interest lies in the International Relations of the Middle East with particular focus on the interaction of regional doctrines, elite ideologies, and political Islam.

Currently, he is working on a project which aims to introduce an original network toolkit to develop a multi-levelled mapping of the structure of the IR of the Middle East. 

He has collaborated actively with policymakers and researchers in various inter-disciplinary projects addressing the contemporary affairs of the Middle East and the Muslim World.

Research interests

Keywords: International Relations of the Middle East; Networked Politics; Political Islam; Islamic Extremism; Sectarian identities; Shi'i Transnationalism; Shi'i Clerical Elites; Iran; Lebanon; Iraq.


PR3600- Contemporary Middle East Politics

PR5963- Islam and West Asia in International Relations

Programme Director, MA in Islamic and West Asian Studies

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