Our People
 
  • Dr. Abdel Rahman Ahmed Abdel Rahman
  • Chairperson of the Department
  • Academic RankAssociate Professor
  • Email:aabdelrahman@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+97165053252
  • Specialization:Political Science
  • Research Interests:External Debt Crisis, Transactional E-Government, Public Administration and Spirituality.
  • Dr Xin Liu
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:xliu@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+97165053253
  • Specialization:International Relations and International Relations Theories
  • Research Interests:Chinese history, social revolution and international relations, global political economy, critical international theories, postcolonial studies.
  • Dr. Paola Maria Raunio
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:praunio@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+97165053240
  • Specialization:International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Research Interests:US foreign policy; American in/security policy; Race, ethnicity and gender in US foreign policy; Contemporary imperialism; US-Iran relations; Iranian civil society; Human Rights, Feminist and Postcolonial theory.
  • Dr. Arsène Saparov
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:asaparov@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053241
  • Specialization:International Relations
  • Research Interests:International History; Russian, Soviet History and Foreign Policy; Nations and nationalism; Ethnic conflict in the Caucasus.
  • Dr. Chin Kuei Tsui
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankVisiting Scholar/Assistant Professor
  • Email:ctsui@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:06-5053248
  • Specialization:U.S. Foreign and Security Policies, Critical Terrorism Studies, Constructivist Approach to IR, Critical Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Research Interests:U.S. Foreign and Security Policies, U.S. Grand Strategy, Terrorism Studies and the U.S-Led War on Terror, IR Theories, Critical Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods, Peace and Conflict Studies, Popular Culture and IR, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
  • Dr. Hana Umezawa
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:humezawa@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:00971 6 5053256
  • Specialization:International Relations, Political Science, peace and security studies, European studies, Asian studies, Japanese Studies, Diplomacy, Development.
  • Research Interests:the role of International Organisations (UN and regional organisations throughout the world) in peace and security in a broader sense, South-East Asia, Asia-Pacific, ASEAN, EU, OSCE, Japanese politics, Japanese diplomacy, EU-Japan relations, EU-Asia relations, North-east Asian geopolitical relations, Sustainable development, Arms control.
  • Dr. Abeer Shaheen
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:ashaheen@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053294
  • Specialization:Middle Eastern Politics & History, Comparative Politics
  • Research Interests:- Modern politics, history and cultures of the Middle East, critical war studies (network-centric warfare, full-spectrum dominance, culture-centric warfare, insurgency and counterinsurgency), constitutional studies and political urbanism. - Political Theory & (Post) Colonial Theory. - Comparative Politics.
  • Dr. Shaojin Chai
  • Assistant Professor ( Adjunct Academic )
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor ( Adjunct Academic )
  • Email:schai@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053275