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Dr.Paola Maria Raunio Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor

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.

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PhD, University of St Andrews; MA, SOAS; MA Honours, St Andrews.
University of Sharjah (09/2015 – present) University of Turku (2014 – 2015) University of St Andrews (2010-2011; 2009-2010)
NICE (UAE)
The Islamic State and the threat of terrorism in the twenty-first century Finland (2016) Authoritarian Resilience and International Linkages in Iran and Syria in Steven Heydemann and Reinoud Leenders, Middle East Authoritarianism (co-authored) (2013)
2008 – 2011 Wardennial Scholarship, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom 2009 The British Institute for Persian Studies Research Grant, the British Institute for Persian Studies, London, United Kingdom. The Honeyman Foundation Research Grant, the Honeyman Foundation, Cupar, United Kingdom. 2007 – 2008 Abu-Hakima Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom.
Conference Committee, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
My teaching philosophy consists of three elements: interdisciplinary course content, interactive teaching strategies and inquiry-based learning. I always helping my students to be critical of the world around them and at the same time I am encouraging them to take the ownership of their education.
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