Morad Moazami


St. Antony's College


DPhil in Oriental Studies


Lecturer in Persian


Educational Background:

MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics (2015)

BA in Political Science/International Relations, University of Toronto (2013)

Research Interests:

Popular culture; media studies; media ecology; Iranian history; literature.


Academic Publications (English): 

Moazami, Morad. ‘Tehran, Iran: “Experimental” Electronic Scene (2000–2020)’. In Electronic Cities: Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century, edited by Sébastien Darchen, Damien Charrieras, and John Willsteed, 261–77. Singapore: Springer, 2021.

Moazami, Morad. ‘Becoming the Beheld: Iran’s Media Ecology and the Question of Superficial Imitation’. Explorations in Media Ecology 18 (2019): 189–212.

Moazami, Morad. ‘Forgive Foucault, Forget Baudrillard: On the Other Side of Power - Toward the Ecstasy of Seduction’. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies 13, no. 2 (2016).


Academic Publications (Persian):

Katouzian, Homa, and Morad Moazami. ‘Gharbzadegi: Mojāhedat-Ha va Masā’eb-e Ān (Weststruckness: Its Trials, and Its Tribulations)’. Translated by Farzaneh Qojlu. Bokhārā, no. 145 (6 August 2021).

Moazami, Morad. ‘Hāmun shāhkār-e mosallam-e mehrju’i ast (Hamoun: Dariush Mehrjui’s Forgotten Masterpiece)’. In Hamoun, by Dariush Mehrjui, 223. translated by Bahar Jahandust, 3rd ed. Nashr-e Bād, 1396.


Fiction (why not?):

Moazami, Morad. ‘Mr. A’s Bittersweet Release’. Eunoia Review, 19 July 2020.

Moazami, Morad. ‘Farawayers’. Scarlet Leaf Review, 2016.

Moazami, Morad. ‘Valiollah’s 40th’. Storgy Magazine, 6 February 2015.



Morad Moazami