Dr Amin Hashemi

Dr Amin Hashemi
Dr Amin Hashemi
Dr Amin Hashemi

Research Fellow

Office Address
122 MacRobert Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
581 King Street
AB24 5UA

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School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture


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 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 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 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. 


  • PLTHE Professional Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 
    2023 - University of Aberdeen 
  • PhD Media Studies (Popular Music) 
    2019 - SOAS, University of London 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Interdisciplinary Human-Centred AI Research Network (HCAI)

External Memberships
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (Scholars' Network)
  • Freud Museum London
  • British Forum for Ethnomusicology
  • Royal Musical Association
  • Asia House (London)

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

  • Subjectivity
  • Musical Productivity
  • Social Integration
  • Migration

Research Areas

Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology

Research Specialisms

  • Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology

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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