Lecturer, Politics and Religion
University of Stirling
Bashir Saade is an Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Politics and Religion at the University of Stirling. He previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and the American University of Beirut (AUB). He received his BA in Political Studies from AUB, his MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and his Phd in War Studies from King's College.
His teaching and research interests cross between political anthropology and social theory. He studies contemporary Islamic politics, nationalism, political party and militant formation, while focusing on cultural production and in particular the increasing importance of media technology. He also engages in a genealogical reading of key premodern Arabic scholarly texts in assessing their relevance to our modern condition. In so doing he hopes to devise a critical approach to scholarship that goes beyond some of its Western-centric concerns. His book, Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance (Cambridge University Press, 2016), is an intellectual history of the Lebanese political organisation focusing on the ideological and cultural production of the party.
-Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance: Writing the Lebanese Nation (Cambridge, 2016)
-"Martyrology and conceptions of time in Hizbullah's writing practices," International Journal of Middle East Studies (2015).