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Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

Samer Frangie, PhD
Assistant Professor in Political Studies

PhD, Political Economy and Social Theory, University of Cambridge, UK, 2008

Biographical Statement:
Samer is an Assistant Professor at the PSPA Department. Prior to Cambridge, Dr. Frangie studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as the American University of Beirut.

Research and Teaching Interests:
His research interests are in the fields of political economy and social/political theory, with an emphasis on the Middle East.

Selected Publications:

'Theorizing From the Periphery: The Intellectual Project of Mahdi 'Amil', International Journal of Middle East Studies, 44(3), 465-82, 2012.

'Post-Development, Developmental State and Genealogy: Condemned to Develop?', Third Word Quarterly, 32(7), 1183-98, 2011.

'On the Broken Conversation Between Postcolonialism and Intellectuals in the Periphery', Studies in Social and Political Thought, 19, 41-54, 2011.

'Bourdieu's Reflexive Politics: Socio-Analysis, Biography and Self-Creation', European Journal of Social Theory, 12(2), 213-229, 2009.

Courses Taught:

Topics in Contemporary Arab Political Thought (Graduate seminar)

Modernity and its Discontents (Graduate seminar)

Arab Political Thought and Ideologies

Modern and Postmodern Western Political Thought

International Political Economy: From Imperialism to Globalization

Introduction to Political Science

 Curriculum Vitae 


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