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Dr. Govand Khalid Azeez is a Lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. He specializes in political theory and philosophy (including epistemology and theories of subjectivity), political economy (focusing on Marxist and Neo-Marxist methods), and the politics of social change (including social movement and revolutions). In 2016, Dr. Azeez was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at Harvard University, Cambridge. He was subsequently nominated for the Junior Fellowship in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University by his doctoral thesis examiner A.J. Meyer Emeritus Professor of Middle East History Roger Owen. In 2014, Dr. Azeez was a Research Fellow in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAS) at Columbia University, New York. Dr. Azeez has published extensively in journals like Research and Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, Middle East Critique, the Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Iberian and Latin American, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies and Critique amongst others.

Dr. Azeez’s current research interests include an examination of how the local and global symbiotic relationship between capitalism and the state is manufacturing novel technologies of exploitation, inequality and domination, as well as different political structures, socio-economic organisations and subjectivities.

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autonomy Social Sciences
Nicaragua Social Sciences
multicultural society Social Sciences
subjectivity Social Sciences
colonization Social Sciences
islamism Social Sciences
citizenship Social Sciences
blindness Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2014 2019

Autonomy in the Caribbean Coast: neoliberalism, landless peasants, and the resurgence of ethnic conflict

Gaitán-Barrera, A. & Azeez, G. K., 2019, Indigenous struggles for autonomy: the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. Baracco, L. (ed.). Lanham, USA ; London: Lexington Books, p. 131-153 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

ethnic conflict

Decoding Islamophobia in contemporary society: the case of Houellebecq

Azeez, G. K., 2019, In : Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 33, 6, p. 717-728 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cultural Artifacts
Clash of Civilizations

On Saidian postcolonialism: the Middle East between culture, capital and class

Azeez, G. K., 2019, In : Critique. 47, 1, p. 123-142 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Middle East
World View

The 'Kurd' between capitalist-statist nationalism and class conflict

Azeez, G. K., 2019, In : Critique (United Kingdom). 47, 3, p. 411-432 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Class Conflict

Beyond recognition: autonomy, the state, and the Mapuche Coordinadora Arauco Malleco

Gaitán-Barrera, A. & Azeez, G. K., 4 May 2018, In : Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies. 13, 2, p. 113-134 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

multicultural society

Press / Media

This Week in History: Che Guevara Shot

Govand Azeez


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment