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Dr M.S. (Stella) Morgana

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
WP Groep: Docenten Politicologie

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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  • Profile

    Dr. M. Stella Morgana is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities (History/Middle Eastern Studies) and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University. She received a BA in Islamic Studies from University of Naples "L'Orientale". Dr. Morgana also obtained two post-graduate diplomas in Journalism and Foreign Affairs from Luiss University of Rome and from University of Rome "Tor Vergata."

    Her current research focuses on political and economic participation, labor history&politics and discourses of cultural hegemony in the Middle East and in Iran in particular.

    Her articles have been published in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Institute, Iranian Studies, IRAN-British Journal of Persian Studies, The Conversation, HuffingtonPost US among others.

  • Teaching

    - International Relations of the Middle East (BA)

    - The Politics of Labour and Inequality in the Middle East (MA)

    - The Middle East: History, Politics and Economy (BA)

    - The Middle East after the Arab Spring: Transitional Justice (MA)

    - Comparative Politics of the Middle East (BA)

  • Publications


    • Morgana, M. S. (2021). Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity: Manata Hashemi, New York: New York University Press, 2020, ISBN 9781479876334 (hbk), 256 pp. Iranian Studies.


    • Morgana, M. S. (2020). “Produce and Consume” in the Islamic Republic: The 1990s Myth of the Winner in the Iranian Public Sphere and Its Impact on Workers. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 52(2).


    • Morgana, M. S. (2019). Talking to Workers: From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad, how the Islamic Republic’s Discourse on Labor Changed through May Day Speeches (1979‒2009). Iranian Studies, 52(1-2).


    • Morgana, M. S. (2018). The Islamic Republican Party of Iran in the Factory: Control over Workers’ Discourse in Posters (1979–1987). Iran - Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies.


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