Maziyar Ghiabi is a Doctor in Politics at the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College) and a Wellcome Trust Scholar in Society and Ethics (2013-17). He is also a Visiting Research at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut. His research is a historical and ethnographic study of ‘addiction’ and drugs policy in Iran. He is now working on a similar theme in Lebanon where he is a Visiting Fellow at the American University of Beirut.
Educated in Italy at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and at the University of Oxford where he obtained an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (Distinction), he speaks Arabic, Persian, French, Spanish, Italian and English and has researched and worked in several MENA countries, including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. He has been a tutor in Politics of the Middle East at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University and Teaching Fellow at the Paris School of International Affairs, SciencesPO, Paris.