Amin Moghadam is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Geography and Urban Studies from Lyon 2 University in France. Prior to his current position, Amin lectured on Urban and Migration Studies at Aix-Marseille University, Inalco (Institut National des langues et civilisations orientales) and Sciences Po Paris.  His research and publications have focused on migration policy and practices, diaspora studies, circulation and regional integration in the Middle East, with the particular focus on the Gulf region (especially Iran and the United Arab Emirates). His current research centers around spatial dynamics related to artistic practices and the circulation of artists and cultural entrepreneurs in several cities of the Middle East. Besides his research and teaching activities, he has been consulting for several organizations such as the Louvre Abou Dhabi.