Olivia is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her PhD research deals with relations of power and ideology in the politics and international relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Olivia holds a Master’s in Media, Communication and Culture from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a Master’s in Intercultural Competence and Conflict Management from the University of Verona. She is also a research fellow in a project on the current ongoing transformation of the Republic of Turkey, supported by the Catalan Institute of Peace. Her research interests include Islam; the politics and international relations of the Middle East, particularly Iran’s and Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies; conceptualizations of ideology and identity; sectarian narratives; media representation, and discourse analysis.