Nader Talebi was born in Iran and received his B.Eng in software engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2006. Working as a volunteer and activist with Afghan refugees and labouring children in Tehran, he became more interested in social science. As a result of his activism, he continued his studies in sociology. In 2010, Nader graduated from Allameh Tabatabai University of Tehran with an MA in sociology. His thesis was on the relation of child labour and social reproduction of social class.
Nader Talebi is a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology at Lancaster University. He is currently writing his thesis on the (trans-)formations of the national state in 1970's Iran and 1979 revolution with Prof. Bob Jessop.
Nader Talebi teaches at Humboldt University of Berlin since 2015 and works as a researcher in Berlin Institute of Migration and Integration Research (BIM). His seminar is on spaces of migration and refugee situation in Berlin. His research interest comprises State Theory, State Space, Migration, Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Cultural Political Economy, Strategic-Relational Approach, and the modern history of Iran.