Dr. Chelsi Mueller is a research fellow in the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University and she is the Academic Coordinator of the Dayan Center's Annual TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle East. She earned her PhD in Middle Eastern and African History from Tel Aviv University.
Chelsi’s research focuses on Arab-Iranian relations, Nationalism, Iran’s Persian Gulf policy, the Persian Gulf in history, Iran in the Reza Shah period, Gulf security, Israel and the Gulf Arab states, and the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Chelsi’s book, The Origins of the Arab-Iranian Conflict: Nationalism and Sovereignty in the Gulf between the World Wars, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
Chelsi's scholarly articles have appeared in Iranian Studies, the Journal of Arabian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She also contributed chapters to International Intervention in Local Conflicts: Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution since the Cold War (2010, I.B. Taurus) edited by Uzi Rabi, and Constructing Nationalism in Iran from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic (2017, Routledge) edited by Meir Litvak.
Chelsi has presented papers at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), at the annual conference of Israel’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Association (MEISAI), the Ezri Center’s Annual Persian Gulf Studies Conference at the University of Haifa and an international workshop organized by the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.
Chelsi teaches about the Arab-Israeli and Israeli Palestinian conflict in Tel Aviv University's international school.