Dr Shabnam Holliday
Dr Shabnam Holliday is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Plymouth. In 2023, she was appointed Chair of Research Committee at the British Institute of Persian Studies. She is the creator of the ‘Iran and Sovereignty’ project, which is funded by the Institute as part of the Modern Research Project ‘Iran and the International’.
Shabnam Holliday’s research on Iran examines the roles ideas play in revolutions and revolutionary processes in relation to both domestic and international politics. Her research also seeks to challenge Eurocentric assumptions in the discipline of International Relations through the case study of Iran. Her publications include Defining Iran: Politics of Resistance (Routledge, 2011) and ‘Populism, the International and Methodological Nationalism: Global Order and the Iran–Israel Nexus’, Political Studies, 2020. She is the co-editor (with Philip Leech) of Political Identities and Popular Uprisings in the Middle East (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016).