Dr. Luciano Zaccara is Research Assistant Professor in Gulf Politics at the Qatar University, Gulf Studies Center. Also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University in Qatar, and Director of the Observatory on Politics and Elections in the Arab and Muslim World in Spain.
He obtained a BA in Political Science from National University of Rosario, Argentina, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies from Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain. He has been also post-doctoral fellow at Autonoma University of Barcelona; a Visiting Researcher at Exeter University, Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies; and a Visiting Researcher at Princeton University, Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.
His research interests are Iranian Politics and Foreign Policy; Gulf Politics; International Relations in the Persian Gulf; and Electoral Systems in MENA region