Chercheur sur contrat post-doctoral de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
(janvier - décembre 2016)

Fin du contrat en septembre 2016
Recrutement et prise de poste en automne 2016 (The University of Manchester)

Champs de recherche
History of Iran ; Russo-Iranian relations (diplomacy, economy, military) ; Power/knowledge nexus ; Russian intellectual history and nationalism ; Orientalism ; Russian/Soviet/Post-Soviet Iranian Studies

CNRS - UMR 7528 - "Mondes iranien et indien"
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Titres et parcours scientifiques

Cursus universitaire

  • 2010-2014: University of Manchester, UK. PhD in Middle Eastern Studies. Thesis: “Oriental Studies and Foreign Policy: Russian/Soviet ‘Iranology’ and Russo-Iranian relations in late Imperial Russia and the early USSR”
  • 2005-2008: Russian Academy of Foreign Trade affiliated with the Ministry for Economic Development. Master (1cl.) in International Economics, part-time
  • 1994-1995: Lomonosov Moscow State University (Institute of Asian and African Countries). Master (1cl.) in Oriental Studies
  • 1990-1994: Lomonosov Moscow State University (Institute of Asian and African Countries), BA (with honors) in Oriental Studies


  • 2014-2015: Tutor of Russian (9 hours a week). University of Manchester.
  • 2013-2015: Lectures and seminars in The Contemporary Middle East (MEST 30962) and The Politics of National Identity in Post-Communist Russia (RUSS30701). University of Manchester.

Carrière professionnelle

  • 2006-2010: Head of branch office in Tehran. Technopromexport, Iran
  • 2004-2006: Senior expert at Thermal Power Plants Construction Department (Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya). Head Office of Technopromexport, Moscow, Russia
  • 2001-2004: Business development manager. Technopromexport, Iran
  • 1995-2001: Persian language interpreter/translator: Technopromexport, Iran

Distinctions honorifiques

  • 2014 - The University of Manchester President’s Distinguished Achievement Award (University of Manchester PhD student of the Year 2014)
  • 2014 - The University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2013 - I.B. Tauris Prize for Best Paper at Symposia Iranica conference in St Andrews
  • 2013 - CEELBAS (Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies) Grant
  • 2012 - The Abdullah Mubarak/BRISMES Scholarship for 2012
  • 2012 - BASEES Research Grant
  • 2012 - BIPS Research and Travel Award

Affiliation à des sociétés savantes

  • SIE (Societas Iranologica Europaea)
  • BIPS (British Institute of Persian Studies)
  • ISIS (International Society for Iranian Studies)
  • MIHAN (Manchester Iranian History Academic Network)
  • BRISMES (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies)
  • BASEES (British Association for East European Studies)
  • ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
  • IIEA (International Iranian Economic Association).
Publications et communications


Articles dans les ouvrages collectives

  • “Vladimir Minorsky (1877-1966) and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), or The Centenary of ‘Minorsky’s Frontier’,” forthcoming in an edited volume Russians in Iran: Ideology and Domination, eds. Rudolph Matthee and Elena Andreeva (London: I.B.Tauris, 2016), 33 pages. 12,523 words.

Articles dans les journaux scientifiques

  • “Rupture or Continuity? The organizational set-up of Russian and Soviet Oriental Studies before and after 1917,” Iranian Studies 48/5 (2015): 695-712. 10,290 words [special themed issue, eds. Stephanie Cronin and Edmund Herzig].
  • “Fearing the Ghosts of State Officialdom Past? Russia’s Archives as a Tool for Constructing Historical Memories on its Persia Policy Practices,” Middle Eastern Studies 51/6 (2015): 901-921. 10,923 words.
  • “Individuals, Institutions, Discourses: Knowledge and Power in Russia’s Iranian Studies of the Late Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods,” Middle East – Topics & Arguments 4 (2015): 61-79. 11,814 words.
  • “Persian studies and the Military in Late Imperial Russia (1863-1917): State Power in the Service of Knowledge?” Iranian Studies 47/6 (2014): 915-932. 10,267 words.
  • “The Iranian Electric Power Industry after the Islamic Revolution: Nuclear Developments and Current Conditions,” New Middle Eastern Studies 2 (2012): 1-8. 4,631 words.

Autres publications et contributions

Participation aux colloques internationaux et les lectures présentées

  • ’Protecting National Interests or Advancing Imperialism? Russia’s Persian Studies in the context of foreign policy towards Iran (1863-2014)’, University of California, San Diego, 13 May 2014.
  • ‘Strengthening the Power/Knowledge Nexus: the case of Vladimir Minorsky (1877-1966)’. The 8-th European Conference of Iranian Studies (SIE), St. Petersburg, 15-19 September 2015.
  • ‘Different eras – same Self: Life-Writing by Russian spies in Iran from the late Qajars to the early Islamic Republic – The cases of Konstantin Smirnov(1877-1938) and Leonid Shebarshin(1935-2012)’. The 7-th Biennial Convention of ASPS, Istanbul, 8-11 September 2015.
  • ‘Knowledgeable Conquest or Intelligent Expansion? The Study of the Persianate World in Fin de Siècle Russia’. Conference: The Persianate World: A Conceptual Inquiry, Yale University, 9-11 May 2014.
  • ‘Vladimir Minorsky (1877-1966) and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)’. Workshop: Representations and Politics of Borders and Borderlands in Eurasia: Past and Present’ University of Manchester, 13 December 2014.
  • ’Individuals, Institutions, Discourses: Knowledge and Power in Russia’s Iranian Studies of the Late Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet periods’. ASMEA Sixth Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 21-23 November 2013.
  • ‘New Foreign Policy – Updated Oriental Studies? The Power/Knowledge Nexus in Early Soviet ‘Iranology,’ 1917-1941’. Fifth East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies, Osaka, 9-10 August 2013.
  • ‘Persian studies and the Military in Late Imperial Russia (1863-1917): State Power in the Service of Knowledge?’ Symposia Iranica, University of St Andrews, 13-14 April 2013.
  • ‘Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tiflis: Researching Russia’s relations with Iran during the late Imperial and the early Soviet periods in Russian and Georgian archives – Fieldwork, findings, interim conclusions’ BIPS Annual Workshop, University of Edinburgh, 9 February 2013.
  • ‘Rupture or Continuity? The organizational set-up of Russian/Soviet Oriental Studies before and after 1917’. Conference: ’Russian Orientalism to Soviet Iranology: The Persian-speaking world and its history through Russian eyes’, Oxford, 30 November – 1 December 2012.

Organisation des colloques internationaux

  • 2015 - Member, organizing committee: ‘How the First World War arrived to the Middle East and the Persianate World’, University of Manchester, 11-12 December 2015
  • 2013 - Member, organizing committee: ‘The 19 August 1953 Sixty Years On’, International Conference, University of Manchester, 6-7 September 2013
  • 2011 - Member, organizing committee: Annual BRISMES Graduate Conference, University of Manchester, 13-14 January, 2011

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