Luciano Zaccara

Research Assistant Professor in Gulf Politics, Qatar University

Luciano Zaccara is a research assistant professor in Gulf politics at the Gulf Studies Center at Qatar University. He is also a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and director of the Observatory on Politics and Elections in the Arab and Muslim World in Spain.

Zaccara obtained a BA in political science from the National University of Rosario, Argentina and a PhD in Arab and Islamic studies from Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain. He has also been a post-doctoral fellow at Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain; visiting researcher at Exeter University’s Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies; and visiting researcher at Princeton University’s Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.

His research interests are Iranian politics and foreign policy, Gulf politics, international relations of the Gulf, and electoral systems in the Middle East and North Africa region.