New Research Fellows Join CREES

Posted on Friday 14th March 2014

Two new research fellows have joined CREES/POLSIS with a third fellow due to join in the coming months. Kevork Oskanian joins us to work with Kataryna Wolczuk and Derek Averre on European Framework 7 project examining security and democracy in the Caucasus. Kevork obtained his PhD from the LSE where he worked with Barry Buzan and Roy Allison.  Kevork will be joined on the project in a couple of months’ time by Nino Kemoklidze.

A third new fellow, Kamala Imranli-Lowe, has begun work on a project with Galina Yemelianova examining the Western framing of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. Kamala gained her PhD from the University of Birmingham last year.

Tim Haughton the Director of CREES commented, 'we are delighted to welcome Kevork, Kamala and Nino to Birmingham. We have long believed that the Caucasus is an important region deserving of study and are very pleased to have three well-qualified individuals to work with our staff on projects not just of intellectual interest, but of wider policy relevance, especially in light of recent events in the broader CREES region.'