Amin Moghadam holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from the University of Lyon II, France. He is currently Senior Research Associate at Ryerson University, at The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration. His current research explores ways in which the dynamics of space production in global cities intersect with the politics of housing and home making by emphasizing the role they play in migration trajectories and transnational practices, as well as in processes of class formation and integration in the host society.
Amin acted as an associate research scholar at the Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University between 2016-2020. His research at Princeton University centered around spatial dynamics related to artistic practices and the circulation of artists and cultural entrepreneurs in several cities of the Middle East.
His research and publications have focused on migration policy and practices, diaspora studies, circulation and regional integration in the Middle East, with focus on the Persian Gulf region (Iran and UAE).
Prior to this position, he lectured on Urban and Migration Studies at Sciences Po Paris, Aix-Marseille University and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco). In addition to research and teaching, he took on the role of academic advisor for the Master of Public Affairs program at Sciences Po in Paris and consulted for several organizations such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and UNHCR.