PhD Master Class with special interest on "contemporary Iran and the Persianate Societies"

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October 2, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Anthropology

PhD Master Class

Call for Applicants


The Study of Islam and Muslim Societies


School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Western Sydney University

(Campus location to be advised)


2 October 2019


Following the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) conference (, the School of Social Sciences and Psychology is organising a PhD master class on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies with special interest on contemporary Iran and the Persianate Societies. We seek to bring together doctoral students from different disciplines to join this initiative, which will be led by Adjunct Professor Pedram Khosronejad. 



The program is open to doctoral students in any discipline, as long as their dissertation subject, and the proposed talk, are broadly related to the theme of the master class. Even the main topic of the program is regarding Islam, PhDs with other topics specially those who are working on any aspects of contemporary Iran and the Persianate societies are encouraged to apply.



The master class will be financed by the School and will be free of cost to the students accepted. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided but participants will need to purchase or provide their own lunches. Participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation. 



The master class will take place 2nd October 2019. Doctoral students will each make a 20-minute presentation. Academics from Western Sydney University will also participate in feedback sessions. 



This is an opportunity for receiving feedback from experts and peers and for discussion of your PhD work. Use this chance to improve your thesis in furthering your intellectual journey.


Submission guidelines:

Proposals for a 20-minute paper may be submitted, by 26th August, 2019. Proposals should be sent to:

  1. Full name and affiliation of the doctoral student,
  2. Title for the proposed presentation,
  3. An abstract (200-500 words),
  4. A list of 5-10 keywords,
  5. An academic C.V.


Approval and confirmation:

We will confirm receipt of each proposal and will respond by 3rd of September 2019. A draft of the paper should be sent by 16th September 2019 to permit pre-circulation among the participants. As places are limited, there will be a selection process in place.

If you have any queries, please contact Pedram Khosronejad at



Contact Info: 

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad | Visiting Professor

Religion and Society Research Cluster | School of Social Sciences and Psychology


 Western Sydney University