Nadejda Marinova is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She joined the Department of Political Science at Wayne State University in 2012, after serving as a Dornsife College Postdoctoral Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC). She holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from USC (2011), where her dissertation developed a theoretical model of how host governments utilize diasporas to advance their foreign policy agendas. Her research interests include diaspora and migration, Middle East politics, ethnic lobbies in foreign policy, human trafficking and the intersection of culture and gender. She has conducted field research in Syria and Lebanon, where she was a research affiliate at the Lebanese Emigration Research Center at Notre Dame University- Louaizé.
Dr. Marinova’s work has been published in Foreign Policy Analysis, as part of George Mason University’s Global Migration and Transnational Politics series and in the International Studies Association Compendium. She is a former fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Marinova’s professional memberships include the American Political Science Association, the Middle East Studies Association and the International Studies Association (ISA). She is the past Communications chair (2011-2013) of the Ethnicity, Migration and Nationalism section of ISA.