Dr May Darwich, BA, MA, PhD
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
May Darwich joined Durham University in 2016 as Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East. She received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Prior to her arrival in Durham, she was a Research Fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg, Germany), working within the IDCAR-Network 'The International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes' (2014-2016). She is currently co-editor of the APSA MENA Newsletter: http://web.apsanet.org/mena/newsletter/
PhD, University of Edinburgh (2015)
MA, SciencePo Bordeaux (2010)
BA, Cairo University (2009)
- International Relations of the Middle East
- IR Theory
- Foreign Policies of Middle Eastern States
- Security Studies
- Identity Politics
SGIA 1081 Global Regions in International Relations(11 hours/year.)
SGIA 2261: International Organisations(3 hours/year.)
SGIA 2341: Research Project (Alliance Politics in a Changing Middle East)(20 hours/year.)
SGIA 41115: IR and Security in the Middle East(27 hours/year.)
- SGIA 3941: IR & Security in the Middle East (13 hours/year.)
- Darwich, M. (2016). Book Review of "Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy: Identity and Interests in US, EU and non-Westerns Democracies". Democratization 23(4): 772-774.
- Darwich, M. (2016). Book Review of "The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt: The Limits of Externally-Internally Induced Change". The Middle East Journal 70(2): 333-334.
- Darwich, M. (2016). Book Review of Muted modernists: the struggle over divine politics in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed. Global Discourse
Chapter in book
- Darwich, M. (2016). Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Martin, Richard C. Macmillan Reference USA. 824-825.
- Darwich, M. (2017). Creating the Enemy, Constructing the Threat: The Diffusion of Repression against the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East. Democratization 24(7): 1289-1306.
- Darwich, M. (2017). Review Article: The International Politics of Authoritarian Resilience and Breakdown in the Middle East. Mediterranean Politics
- Darwich, M. & Fakhoury, T. (2016). Casting the Other as an Existential Threat: The Securitisation of Sectarianism in the International Relations of the Syria Crisis. Global Discourse 6(4): 712-732.
- Darwich, M. (2016). Ideational and Material Forces in Threat Perception: The Divergent Cases of Syria and Saudi Arabia During the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988). Journal of Global Security Studies 1(2): 142-156.
- Darwich, M. (2016). The Ontological (In)security of Similarity: Wahhabism versus Islamism in Saudi Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy Analysis 12(3): 469-488.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Darwich, M. (2015). The Challenge of Bridging IR and Area Studies in Middle East International Relations Teaching. LSE Middle East Center Blog
- Darwich, M. (2017). Offshore Balancing [in Arabic]. 19: 3-6.
- Darwich, M. (2016). To Intervene or Not to Intervene? The Use of Military Force as Coercive Mechanism of Autocratic Diffusion. POMEPS Studies 46-51.
- Darwich, M. (2015). Machtprestige als Motiv des saudischen Krieges im Jemen [Power Prestige and the Origins of the Saudi War in Yemen]. GIGA Focus Nahost 2015(6): 1-8.
- Darwich, M. (2014). The Ontological (In)security of Similarity: Wahhabism versus Islamism in Saudi Foreign Policy. 263, 1-26.
- 2017: APSA MENA Collaborative Grant. Amount: US$ 5,490
- 2016: APSA MENA Writing for Publication Workshop. Amount: US$ 6,000
- 2015: DAAD fund for fieldwork. Amount: €1,500
- 2012: The Arab-British Chamber Commerce Grant. Amount: £2,000
- 2011: Bernard Crick Fellowship, University of Edinburgh. Amount: £3,000
- 2011: Global Supplementary Grant, the Open Society Foundation. Amount: US$5000.
- 2009: Master scholarship of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
- 2005: Undergraduate Scholarship of Mohamed Farid Khamis Foundation