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Ali Shobeiri

University Lecturer

Dr. S.A. Shobeiri
+31 71 527 2752

Dr. S.A. Shobeiri is an assistant professor at LUCAS.

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In the burgeoning field of visual culture, my main interest lies in the conjuncture of the medium of photography and the research field of human geography. As such, in my current research I look into the ways in which photography can manifest and challenge the peculiarities of places. To this end, at the moment I am busy with making sense of photography vis-à-vis the nebulous concept of place, through an interdisciplinary approach, aspiring to propose a 'placial' theoretical schema for this medium.

PhD supervision

First supervisor: Prof. dr. Ernst van Alphen
Second supervisor: Dr. Helen Westgeest

Curriculum Vitae

PhD, Geophilosophy of Photography, Leiden University, 2016-2018

MA, Art and Visual Culture, Radboud University (cum laude), 2014-2016  

BA, Photography (first-class honors), 2007-2011

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • KG Moderne beeldende kunst

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.20b


Guest Researcher

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Literatuurwetenschap

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 1.06a



  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Lecturer of visual culture

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