University of Lincoln

School of Social and Political Sciences

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Brief CV

Dr Charountaki has been researching the political situation of the Middle East in an IR context both through academic research, analysing historical and contemporary events in the light of IR theory, but also through interviewing leading political figures to get an ‘on the ground’ viewpoint. Her research lies at the intersection of International Relations (IR) theories, foreign policy analysis and area studies with an emphasis on the Middle Eastern region. Marianna is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln. She was previously appointed Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Kurdish Politics and International Relations in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. She has also acted as Director of the Kurdistan International Studies Unit (2016-2018). She is BRISMES trustee and BISA member of the Foreign Policy Working Group. She is also member of the academic committee of The International Institute for the Study of Kurdish Societies (IISKS, Germany) and a research fellow at Soran University (Erbil, Iraq). She is the author of the books The Kurds and US Foreign Policy: International Relations in the Middle East since 1945, (Routledge, 2010) and Iran and Turkey: International and Regional Engagement in the Middle East (I.B.Tauris, 2018). She has published articles in Harvard International Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and others.

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