Karim Safieddine

Karim is a PhD student interested in understanding the ways in which social movements, for what they represent in terms of various aspects of intellectual and organizational leadership, challenge or reproduce prevailing power relations and ideological norms between late 20th and 21st century Lebanon. In this context, his research focuses on the historical and contemporary development of the "Lebanese Left", particularly in relation to other more dominant local political forces. While he heavily relies on Gramscian optics in his studies, he is open to various models and methods.

Education & Training

  • MSc, Comparative Politics, London School of Economics (LSE), 2020
  • BA, Economics, American University of Beirut (AUB), 2019

Research Interests

  • Political sociology
  • Social movements
  • Historical sociology
  • Intellectual history