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Chiara Lovotti


Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà

Settore scientifico disciplinare: SPS/14 STORIA E ISTITUZIONI DELL'ASIA

Curriculum vitae

Current position 

PhD Candidate at the Department of Global Histories, Cultures, and Politics of the University of Bologna. Chiara researches on the Middle East and North Africa and her PhD thesis focuses on the role and impact of the Soviet Union in the processes of state-building in postcolonial Arab countries. 



She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages and International Relations from the Catholic University of Milan; a two-years Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; and a one-year Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI), Milan. 


Research activities 

Pravda Archives, Fiesole, Summer 2019 

ArabTrans Project (Horizon 20202), 2013-2016



Since 2015, Associate Research Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Centre of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). At ISPI, her research interests are focused on socio-political transformations in the MENA, mostly Syria and Iraq; relations between Russia and the MENA countries; and Russian foreign policy towards the area.



Italian, English, French, Russian, and basic Arabic 

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