Dr Allan Hassaniyan
Lecturer in Middle East Politics
Allan Hassaniyan is a lecturer in Middle East Studies, at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), at the University of Exeter. Hassaniyan joined the University of Exeter in 2016 as PhD student. Since January 2017, in line with his PhD program, Hassaniyan has been intensively committed to teaching activities as PTA, teaching a different module in the IAIS and Politics.
In 2019-2020 Hassaniyan was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Kurdish Studies, at the University of Exeter, and since 2020 he has been in the role of Lecturer of Middle East Studies.
The history of the Ottoman Empire, state and society in the Middle East, Iran (since the 16th Century-), history and politics in Kurdistan, and Iraq (Ottoman era, nation-state building) are key eras of Hassaniyan’s teaching. activities.
- ARA1010 - Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
- ARA2170 - A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014
- ARA2171 - A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014
- ARA3136 - The History and Political Development of Iraq
- ARA3140 - The Kurds: History and Politics
- ARAM186A - International Relations of the Middle East
- POL1017 - Globalisation of World Politics
- POLM082 - International Relations of the Middle East
I have obtained my BA and MA respectively in Arts in Public Administration and International Politics and Global Sociology, from the University of Roskilde (RUC)/Denmark. I have obtained my PhD in Kurdish Studies from the Centre for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. In my doctoral research I have examined the 20th-century’s Cross-border Iranian-Iraqi Kurdish Movements’ Interaction and effects of this interaction of the Mobilisation of the Iranian Kurdish Movement.
Prior to my lectureship I did a year of postdoctoral research, at the centre for Kurdish Studies at the Univerity of Exeter. Through this period I have researched and published studies with focus on developments as state’s securitization of the Iranian Kurdistan, and armed clashes and popular uprising emerged in this region.