Amin Moghadam

Associate Research Scholar


Field: Geography, Urban Studies
Interests: Urban, migration and diaspora studies
In Residence: Fall 2016 - Spring 2020 

Amin Moghadam holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies from Lyon 2 University in France. His work with the Center has spanned graduate and undergraduate teaching, fieldwork in Iran and in the UAE and event planning, including the “Questioning Urban Diversities in the Persian Gulf and Beyond” international workshop. Prior to his current position, Amin lectured on Urban and Migration Studies at Aix-Marseille University, Inalco (Institut National des langues et civilisations orientales) and Sciences Po Paris. He is currently leading a research seminar at School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris entitled “Borders and confinements in the Arab and Muslim worlds.” His research and publications have focused on migration policy and practices, diaspora studies, circulation and regional integration in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Gulf region (especially Iran and the United Arab Emirates). His current research centers around spatial dynamics related to artistic practices and the circulation of artists and cultural entrepreneurs in several cities of the Middle East. Amin consulted for several organizations, including the Louvre Abou Dhabi.

Selected Events


Questioning Urban Diversities - men riding bicycles in a city street

"Questioning Urban Diversities in the Persian Gulf and Beyond"

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