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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Laura Kandle

Laura Kandle
Laura Kandle
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Islamic political thought, Islamism, Foreign Policy Analysis, IR and Middle East, Role Theory, State Socialization, Partisan Politics, Party Competition, Egyptian politics, Tunisian politics, Civil Society and Democratization



MSc International Relations of the Middle East, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2014)
BA International Relations and Global Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, United States (2012)

Conferences and Workshops

BRISMES Annual Conference 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom. Paper presented: "Studying the EU-Egypt Relationship: Ghosts of a Colonial Past".

Explaining and Understanding Islamism in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings Workshop, CASAW-AHRC State and People Power Network, Edinburgh (2014). Workshop Reporter

Resistance and Art Graduate Conference, University of Edinburgh (2014). Panel Chair.

MESA Annual Conference 2010, San Diego, United States.


International Relations Research Group, University of Edinburgh

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

British International Studies Association

Scholarships and Awards

School of Social and Political Science Special Award 2014 (Edinburgh)
Liberal Arts Honors Program Study Abroad Scholarship (Austin, Texas)
Liberal Arts Honors Program Scholarship (Austin, Texas)