Dr Samer Bakkour
Lecturer in ME Studies and Politics
September- 2020 Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Institute, University of Exeter. Commencing work as lecturer, and starting to teach and supervise students. As point of responsibility, I am the convenor and lead for two Modules one for MA students “State and Society in the Middle East”, and the other module for undergraduate students "Home Lands" to "Host States": Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East”.
2019 Present Research Associate, Arabic and Islamic Institute, University of Exeter. Start working with prof. Gareth Stansfield the head of the institute in the Syrian Conflict Reflections, as we plan to deliver articles, and put book proposal. In the meantime, I was in charge of teaching; the Lectures relate to Syria in the ME modules.
2019 Dec- Jan 2020 Research Visitor in Arabic Centre for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, Leading and starting a new and huge project with Doha Institute and Arab Centre in terms of Internal Displacement in Syria and Iraq. Working with famous and big network researcher worldwide to publish two books for these projects.
Key themes and perspectives in International Relations have been developed through my presentations in a series of international workshops and seminars, so my themes concentrates on the Middle Eastern Studies (Syrian issues, the Arab Gulf, and International Relations>.
In building upon my empirical and theoretical academic background and expertise, my previous and current research draw upon techniques of historical and political analysis. Moreover, I have endeavoured to get many training courses in this such as emergence of ME part I II, Syrian Civil War course, Arab Spring causes and outcomes, and Islam, the Middle East, and the west.
· Bakkour, Samer, Spatial and Population Changes in the Context of Syrian War 2011-2020: The Syrian Alienation, its Phases and Fluctuations (Doha: Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, 2022).
Bakkour, Samer, The Battle for Deir ez-Zor (2011-2017) Militarisation, Division, and Regime Resilience.in a book ed. Raymound Hinnebusch, Jasmine Ghani, Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict's Middle Phase: Between Contentious Politics, Militarization and Regime (UK: St. Andrews University- Routledge, 2021).
Bakkour, Samer, Dynamics of Middle East Peace Process in the Era of US Hegemony 1950-2000, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2016.pp.58-71.
Accepted and in the Press
“The Dimension of Sectarian Displacement from and to Idlib”, book chapter with Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, releasing date Sep 2021.
Book Contract with Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, “The Spatial and Demographic Changes in Syria 2011-2020”. Submitting final draft mid-April 2021.
Works (pipeline. Under review)
Bakkour, Samer, Sectarianism and the Exertion of Islamist Militarization over Idlib (Syria Minor), 2019.
- ARA1010 - Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
- ARA2166 - Revolution, Reform or Status Quo
- ARA3043 - From Home Lands to Host States: Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East
- ARA3107 - Politics of Semi-Democratic and Authoritarian Countries
- ARA3160 - Intermediate Arabic Language I
- ARAM054 - State and Society in the Middle East
- ARAM243 - End of Year Project
- POL2027 - The Politics of the World Economy
- POL2046 - The Economics of Politics
September- 2020 Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Institute, University of Exeter.
As point of responsibility, I am the convenor and lead for two Modules one for MA students “State and Society in the Middle East”, and the other module for undergraduate students "Home Lands" to "Host States": Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East”.
December 2019 – present Research Visitor / Fellow Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, Doha
August 2018 Associate Research Fellow/University of St Andrews/Centre for Syrian Studies, UK
Dec 2016, PhD in Social Science, University of Giessen, Germany
Oct 2010- 2012 – MA in Social Sciences, (Distinction), University of Giessen, Germany
Nov 2005- Nov 2006 – Higher Diploma in Arab and Islamic History (Very Good) University of Damascus, Syria
Mar 2001- Sep 2005 Bachelor of Arts in History. (Honours) University of Aleppo, Syria