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Dr Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani

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

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Research Interests

  • Middle East and South Caucasus, Iran's foreign and security policy,
  • Women in the Muslim world

Selected Publications

Edited book

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

Journal Article

  • Golshanpazhooh, M. R. & Kouhi Esfahani, M. (2014). Culture, the Core of Soft Power: An Overview of Iran’s Cultural Component of Soft Power. Hemispheres. Studies on Cultures and Societies 29(4): 79-88.
  • Kouhi Esfahani, M. & - (2014). Iranian Women: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. Ortadoğu Etütleri 5(2): 31-35.

Conference Paper

  • Kouhi Esfahani, M. & - (2015), IS, Sharia and Women: Building an Islamic Utopia?, The Rise and Role of ISIS as a Catalyst in (Re)shaping the Greater Middle East workshop. Durham University.

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