Dr Bashir Saade

Lecturer in Religion & Politics

Religion Stirling

Dr Bashir Saade

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About me

Bashir Saade is an Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Politics and Religion at the University of Stirling. He previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He received his BA in Political Studies from AUB, his MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and his Phd in War Studies from King's College.

His teaching and research interests cross between political anthropology, philosophy, and social theory. He studies contemporary Islamic politics and nationalism in the Middle East and beyond while focusing on cultural production and in particular the increasing importance of media technology. He is also interested in the various oral and textual practices of premodern Arabic scholarship, especially around themes of religion, hikma, political thought and ethics.


Islam, Nationalism, Post-colonialism, Modernity, political thought, premodern scholarship and knowledge transmission.

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Website Content

Jasper A, Hass A, Saade B, Darroch F & Gao Z (2019) Religion Under Fire. The Critical Religion Association - Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion [Website content] 05.05.2019.

Book Chapter

Saade B (2017) Hezbollah and its 'Takfiri' Enemy in Syria: Rethinking Relationships between States and Non-State Actors. In: Boserup R, Hazbun W, Makdisi K & Malmvig H (eds.) New Conflict Dynamics: Between Regional Autonomy and Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa. DIIS Books. 2017: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), pp. 81-92. http://pure.diis.dk/ws/files/841797/2017_DIIS_New_Conflict_Dynamics_in_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_web.pdf

Authored Book

Saade B (2016) Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance: Writing the Lebanese Nation. Cambridge Middle East Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/hizbullah-and-politics-remembrance-writing-lebanese-nation?format=HB#ZKBpGYK2DRIcTxMK.97; https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182215