John Holland-McCowan

John Holland-McCowan is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from October 2018 to March 2019. He is currently pursuing his PhD at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London. His PhD... Read More

Nicola Degli Esposti

Nicola Degli Esposti is Visiting Researcher at IRIS from July 2018 to August 2019. He is currently pursuing his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research project investigates the development of the Kurdish national movement in historical and sociological perspective with a... Read More

Alessandro Tinti

Alessandro Tinti joined IRIS as a fellow in April 2017 to conduct field research on the politics of natural resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq until June 2017. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and the Universities... Read More

Aaron Bartnick

Aaron Bartnick joined IRIS as a fellow in March 2017, where he is focusing on bringing private sector technology and best practices to public institutions until August 2017. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for The OpenGov Foundation, a Washington, DC-based startup that facilitates technology partnerships with governments around... Read More

Elizabeth Campbell

Dr. Elizabeth Campbell is an Assistant Professor of History at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She received her MA and PhD in history from the University of Washington and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She was an Assistant Professor at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani... Read More

Cameron Bell

Cameron Bell conducted his Fellowship with IRIS from July 2016 until August 2016. Before returning to academia, Cameron was an associate for four years to the CIO of leading Arab builder Consolidated Contractors Company, S.A.L., where he specialized in systems analysis. His team developed best practices in the management of... Read More

Timothy Waters

Timothy Waters was a fellow with IRIS in February 2016 conducting research for an upcoming book on secession. He is a Professor of Law at Indiana University and is an expert in war crimes and international criminal law. Professor Waters' scholarly interests include the structure of the inter-state system, ethnic... Read More

Sherizaan Minwalla

Sherizaan Minwalla is a human rights lawyer who joined the Institute of Regional and International Studies as a Non-Resident Fellow in November 2015. She will be working with two co-researchers and with the support of AUIS students and students in the US to review media content in English, Arabic, and... Read More

Marie LaBrosse

Marie LaBrosse, poet, translator, and former AUIS faculty member, translates classical and contemporary Kurdish poetry, hosts readings with regional poets, and introduced the annual translation workshop at AUIS. She has been published in The Iowa Review, Words Without Borders, The Fair Observer, and 91st Meridian. As a NonResident fellow, Ms... Read More

Vera Mironova

Vera Mironova , Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard University and PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, conducted research as a Visiting Fellow with IRIS on how exposure to violence affects individual economic and political decision-making through frequent visits and observation in several IDP and refugee camps in summer 2015... Read More