Olivia Glombitza is an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), and a fellow for the project ‘Reconfiguration of Transnational Actors & Elites in the MENA Region’ based at UAB. She holds a master’s degree in Media, Communication and Culture from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a master’s degree in Intercultural Competence and Conflict Management from the University of Verona.
She has led projects on the ongoing transformation of the Republic of Turkey and the role of ideational factors in foreign policy and peacebuilding in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, both supported by the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP). Her research interests include the history, contemporary politics and international relations of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf; Iran’s and Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies; symbolic politics; relations of power; conceptualizations of ideology and identity; media representation; and narrative and discourse analysis.
Her articles have been published by Third World Quarterly, The International Spectator, Turkish Studies, Global Discourse and the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.