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Dr. Anahita Arian

Dr Arian is a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Geopolitics and a college research associate at King’s College Cambridge University. She has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Groningen and has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of History of Science at the University of Erfurt. She has also worked as a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Erfurt and at the University of Groningen, and has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Global History and the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Department of International Relations at Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, and at the Orient Institute Beirut of the Max Weber Foundation in Lebanon.

Her research focuses on the history and theory of international relations, on global encounters, connectivities, and historical and intellectual entanglements, and on questions about knowledge formation, epistemic practices, and (onto-)epistemologies, and their interlinkages with the realm of politics, the exercise of power, and the institution and governance of political orders in the Islamic/Eurasia world and the Indian Ocean region. Dr. Arian’s research is characterized by interdisciplinarity and cuts across the disciplines of International Relations, History, History of Science, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology and Literature. Her broad range of research interests include History and Theory of International Relations, Global Connected Histories, Intellectual History, History of Science, Global Encounters, Diplomacy, Epistemology and Ontology, Metaphysics, Religion, and Aesthetics.

More information is available here: https://www.cfg.polis.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-anahita-arian