Giorgia Perletta holds a Ph.D. in Institutions and Policies at Catholic University of the Sacred Heard in Milan, where is also Teaching Assistant. Her research interests focus on Iranian contemporary politics, internal factionalism and evolutions of post-revolutionary ideologies. She studied Persian at the University of Tehran and has been visiting researcher at Toronto University. She is a non-resident consultant for Atlantic Council and contributor for Aspenia online. Her articles appeard also on ISPI, IAI and Oasis Foundation.
History and Politics of Modern Iran
The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Iranian contemporary history and politics. It examines the main turning points of the twentieth century Iranian history, such as the Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911), the Pahlavi monarchy till the eruption of the revolution of 1979. The analysis explores changes within the Iranian socio-political composition, the ideological roots of the revolution and the foundation of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Secondly, the course underlines the post-revolutionary politics examining key political factions by looking through the different presidencies, power relation and factionalism. The scope is to overcome the widespread dichotomous approach in looking and thus interpreting Iranian domestic and foreign politics. Lastly, the course investigates the current Iranian socio, political and economic trajectories, aiming to recognise pivotal changes and enduring dynamics.