Elias Ghazal

Research Administrator, PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

I am interested in the intersection of religion and politics in the Middle East. In particular, I am intersted in exploring the politcization of religious identity. Some of the questions that I try to answer are: How is religious identity instrumentalized and to what effect? Why do some religio-political project successed while others fail? How can religous ideology be used for peacemaking? What role does politics have in shaping religion?

What if the US imposed sanctions on Saudi Arabia?
Ghazal, E. 26/10/2018 Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation

Why Hezbollah matters so much in a turbulent Middle East
Ghazal, E. 1/12/2017 In: The Conversation.