SEPADPod with Raffaele Mauriello

6th Jun 2019 by Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Raffaele Mauriello Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran. Raffaele is the author of Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History: A Case Study, the Šī'ī Religious Establishment of al-Nağaf (Iraq), co-author of Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Praxis and other articles on Shi'ism and Iran. He is also the co-convenor of the International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS). On this episode, Simon and Raffaele speak about the benefits of studying politics from different disciplinary backgrounds, the relationship between nationalism and religion, different Shi'a identities and the importance of more nuanced approaches to International Relations.