Toby Matthiesen

Visiting Research Fellow
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

Toby Matthiesen is a Visiting Fellow at the Abbasi Program for the Spring of 2022. While at Stanford, Dr Matthiesen will primarily be working with the Baath Party of Iraq archives at the Hoover Institution for a project on Sunni-Shii Relations in the Middle East. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 888063. 

Dr Matthiesen is a Marie Curie Global Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University and Stanford University and is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013), and The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is also a frequent commentator in the media and has held fellowships at Oxford, Cambridge, and the LSE. 

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Toby Matthiesen