Dr Amin Hashemi
Dr Amin Hashemi

Dr Amin Hashemi

Research Fellow

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Biography

Amin is an interdisciplinary researcher in musicology, anthropology, post-structuralist psychoanalysis & discourse analysis from Iran. He focuses on the links between musical creativity and subjectivity, the regimes of truth, and the transformations of the paradigms.

Now, his current research at the University of Aberdeen as a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow examines the anxieties migrant musicians in Europe experience around integration, drawing on an interdisciplinary framework of musicology and psychoanalysis.

His previous postdoctoral research at ISCS (Tehran), was an understanding of the often neglected relationships between the creative processes of the practice of rock music by the Iranian youth in the making of their subjectivity and the characteristics of the social space of the Iranian university that they attend to, as a unique social space in contemporary Iran.

His PhD Thesis (SOAS) was on antagonism in popular music of post-revolution Iran, focused on the events and cases between 2013 and 2018, especially in regards to the politics of culture and everyday musical practices.

His MA dissertation (Tehran) looked into revivalist discourses in music institutions of Pahlavi II Era (the 1960s) and examined how policies, artistic values and self awareness fundamentally changed the context and content of the classical Iranian music. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Media Studies (Popular Music) 
    2019 - SOAS, University of London 

External Memberships

  • British Forum for Ethnomusicology
  • Royal Musical Association
  • Asia House (London)

Latest Publications

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Research

Research Overview

  • Subjectivity
  • Musical Productivity
  • Social Integration
  • Migration

Research Areas

Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology

Research Specialisms

  • Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Popular Music
  • Social Sciences

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2022-2025) postdoctoral research at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Grant and Seminar Hosting (2020-21) From Vice-Presidency of Science & Technology to Institute for Social and Cultural Studies, Iran.
  • PhD Scholarships: fee & maintenance (2014-17) From Felix to SOAS, University of London, UK.
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