James Root

Communications Officer

James has been Communications Officer at CMES since September 2018, while Anna Hellgren is on leave. James coordinates external communication and outreach activities including management of events, public seminars and lectures. He is assistant editor for Nidaba, and editor of the CMES Research Newsletter. James is LUCRIS editor at CMES and offers user support to CMES researchers.

James began his MA in Middle Eastern Studies at CMES in August 2016, and will defend his thesis "Imagining a Revolutionary Iran: National Identity Discourses of the Mojahedin-e Khalq in the Pahlavi Courts" in Summer 2019. His research interests include Iranian history, the political economy of oil, nationalism, political philosophy, and ideology.

Media and Press:

Please contact James if you would like to get in contact with one of CMES' experts on the Middle East. For press photos of staff please send an e-mail.

For general press related information, please contact LU's central press and media services.



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