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Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of East Anglia

Dr Johan Franzén is a historian of the modern Middle East specialising in the political history of the Arab East (al-Mashreq).

Dr Franzén is the author of Red Star Over Iraq: Iraqi Communism Before Saddam (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2011), which in 2012 was shortlisted for the Book Prize of the British Association of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). His next book, Pride and Power: A Modern History of Iraq, will be published by Hurst in the near future.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Middle East History, University of East Anglia