Hadi Enayat

Assistant Professor of Politics

Assistant Professor Hadi Enayat

Assistant Professor Hadi Enayat


Hadi Enayat is a political sociologist whose main interests are in the areas of religion and international relations, the sociology of law and secularism studies. He worked as a journalist for the Cairo based Al-Ahram Weekly from 1992-4. He has also worked in the area of refugee rights with the London based NGO Praxis from 2005-7. His book Law, State and Society in Modern Iran (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) won the 2013 Biennial Mossadegh Prize.


Books and Monographs:
Law, State and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy and Legal Reform, 1906-1941” (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013). Winner of the 2013 Biennial Mossadegh Prize  (Mossadegh Foundation, Geneva).

Islam and Secularism in Post-Colonial Thought: A Cartography of Recent Genealogies” (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Law and the Judicialisation of Politics in the Egyptian Revolution” in Na’eem, Jeenah (ed), MENA Uprisings and transformations and their impact on Africa, Afro-Middle East Centre, Johannesburg, 2015.

Justice” (Iran Human Rights Report), UK Foreign Policy Centre Working Paper, (July 2014).

Iranian Justice”, Open Democracy, Sep 10, 2014.

Constitutional Reform and the Rights of Religious Minorities in Egypt and Turkey” in The Middle East in London, Vol. 9, Number 4, June-July 2013.

Book review of Iran’s Constitutional Revolution: Popular Politics, Cultural Transformations and Transnational Connections. Edited by H.E Chehabi and Vanessa Martin in The Middle East in London, Vol. 7, No 5, November 2010.

Refugee Community Development in the UK” (Praxis, working paper), March, 2005.

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