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Toby Matthiesen
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Occupation
Researcher
Contact
Email: toby.matthiesen@unive.it

United Kingdom
ABOUT
Toby Matthiesen is a Marie Curie Global Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University and at Stanford University, leading a project on Sunni-Shii Relations in the Middle East. He is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013), and The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2015. His forthcoming book, The Caliph and the Imam: The Making of Sunnism and Shiism is published by Oxford University Press. He holds a PhD in Politics from SOAS, and has held fellowships at Oxford, Cambridge, and the LSE.
Discipline
Political Science
Sub Areas
Gulf Studies
Identity/Representation
Minorities
Middle East/Near East Studies
Transnationalism
Foreign Relations
World History
Geographic Areas of Interest
Saudi Arabia
Gulf
Bahrain
Kuwait
Iran
Oman
Specialties
Islamic Movements
Identity Politics
Minorities And The State
Languages
Arabic (intermediate)
Spanish (intermediate)
German (native)
Persian (elementary)
French (fluent)
English (advanced)
Education
PhD | 2011 | Politics and International Studies | SOAS
MA | 2007 | Near and Middle East Studies | SOAS, University of London
BA | 2006 | Oriental Studies | University of Berne
Abstracts
Shiite Revolutionaries Turned Local Historians: Cultural Memories and Collective Identities in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia Centre-Periphery Relations in Saudi Arabia: The Case of the Eastern Province Sectarian Gulf: How the Gulf Monarchies Responded to the Arab Uprisings Leftists in Arabia: Oil Workers, Activists and the Gulf Rentier States Comparing State Sponsorship for Sunni and Shii Islamist movements