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Dr Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani, Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Teaching Fellow in Middle East Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45658
Room number: IM217, Al-Qasimi Building

Contact Dr Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani (email at

Research Interests

  • International Relations and Security of Middle East and South Cauccasus
  • Iran's Foreign and Security Policy
  • Islam and Politics
  • Women in the Muslim world

Teaching Areas

  • Islam and Politics in the Modern World

    (55 hours/year.)
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • International Relations and Security in the Middle East
  • International Security, Interdependence, Organisation
  • Introduction to Middle East Politics
  • Middle East in International System
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Research Project

Selected Publications

Authored book

Edited book

  • Kouhi Esfahani, M. & Mohammadighalehtaki, A. (2017). Nuclear Politics in Asia. Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series. Routledge.

Chapter in book

  • Kouhi Esfahani, Marzieh (2018). Political Realism and Iran. In Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism. Robert Schuett & Miles Hollingworth Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press. 431-444.

Journal Article

Translated Book

  • Parpanchi, M. & Kouhi Esfahani, M. (trans.) (2008). BPM for Dummies (Author Garimella, K.) . Software AG

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Middle eastern and Islamic studies: Middle East and South Caucasus Particularly Iran