Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr Kusha Sefat

Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Middle East Research Centre, 2024-25

Kusha Sefat is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Tehran. He received his Ph.D. as a Queens' College Walker Scholar in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and was the recipient of the Best Dissertation Prize, awarded by the Foundation for Iranian Studies (U.S.).

Kusha brings Science and Technology Studies and, interrelatedly, the new materialism to bear on historical, political, and cultural sociology, with an emphasis on the Global South.

His recent book “Revolution of Things” (Princeton, 2023) explores the everyday material object’s implications in the various forms that social relations take, including domination.