Hello and welcome –
I am a political, economic, and comparative-historical sociologist. I use qualitative and quantitative methods in my research on social movements, development, and state-making in the global south.
I’m a currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can learn more about my dissertation project by clicking on the Research tab above, or here.
Before starting my PhD at UCLA, I lived in Iran for several years, where I was a student and later worked as a journalist for a local financial newspaper. I have degrees from the University of Tehran, SOAS, and Oxford University. In 2021-22, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Bourse and Bazaar Foundation.
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
University of California, Los Angeles
264 Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551
zepkalb at g dot ucla dot edu