Marina Calculli (PhD) is a scholar of International Relations of the Middle East. Her research focuses on the logics of political violence and the dynamics of competition and cooperation between state and non-state armed groups, especially in Lebanon and Syria.
She is currently Senior Common Room Research Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Previous to this position, she has held research and teaching positions at different Universities, including the Ca' Foscari University in Venice, the University of Oxford, the American University of Beirut, the St Joseph University in Beirut, ASERI School of Economics and International Relations and the George Washington University (Elliott School of International Affairs).
She teaches courses of International Relations of the Middle East, Theories and Methods for Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Politics, and Theories of the State at ASERI School of Economics and International Relations, Bocconi University and University of Italian Switzerland.
She is author of different publications, including "Middle East Security: Conflict and Securitization of Identities" in L. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016); "Esilio Siriano: Migrazioni e Responsabilità politiche (Milano: Guerini 2016, co-edited with Shady Hamadi); "Terrore Sovrano: Stato e Jihad nell'era neoliberale" (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017, co-authored with Francesco Strazzari), and "(Il)legitimate violence and the State: understanding the liaison between Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army" (forthcoming: Armed Forces and Society).