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P.B. (Peyman) Amiri

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Philosophy and Public Affairs
Photographer: Matteo Capasso

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 101
Postal address
  • Postbus 94201
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I am a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, under the supervision of Prof. Robin Celikates, Prof. Guy Geltner, and Dr. Hanneke Stuit. My research, which intersects history and political theory, examines formations of resistance manifested in practices of everyday life under conditions of extreme control. At the same time, I teach at PPLE College (UvA), and Amsterdam University College, and work as the research coordinator in the Premodern Healthscaping Research Project (UvA). In addition, I am an associate at the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies.

  • Research
  • Teaching

    Since 2017, I have undertaken teaching at PPLE College which offers an interdisciplinary BSc programme in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. During this period I have been teaching Rhetoric, Human Rights and Politics, Societal Challenges, and have supervised theses for Politics major students. Since 2021, I am teaching Global Identity Experience at Amsterdam University College.

  • Conference Papers
    • Exhuming Frames: From Massacre of Bodies to Muting Memories. 2018. Political Violence - Causes, Character, and Consequences. St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
    • Everyday Resistance in a Total Institution? The Case of Political Prisoners. 2018. Democracy, Participation, Dissent. Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
    • Testimony and ‘Working through of the Past’. 2018. Testimony, Commemoration, Wellbeing. Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade.
    • Prison Memoirs: Resisting Narratives. 2016. The International Society for the Study of Narrative Annual Conference. University of Amsterdam.
    • Resistance on Hills - Representations in Literature: Spatial Aspects of Peasant Resistance in Two Iranian and Turkish Novels. 2013. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference. University College Dublin.
  • Ancillary activities
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