Jiyar Aghapouri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, International Studies

Dr. Jiyar Aghapouri is Director at the Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) and Assistant Professor of International Studies at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK). He is currently a consultant and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and worked as a consultant on projects led by UNICEF in the Middle East. He received his PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland and completed a postdoctoral fellowship on Migration and Displacement at the LSE’s Gender, Justice and Security Hub. His expertise includes migration and displacement, ethnic and national identities, gender discrimination, social cohesion, media activism, radicalism, Middle East politics, Kurdistan, and online ethnography in the social sciences. He speaks English, Kurdish and Persian fluently and has a fair knowledge of Arabic and French.

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