Kathrin Bachleitner | Student | Profiles
Kathrin Bachleitner

Ms Kathrin Bachleitner

Research topic:
Middle East Politics / European Foreign Policy
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Conflict management Emotions History International relations Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Groups, Identities and Social Movements Political thought and ideologies 

Academic Profile

I am a doctoral researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations and a member of St Antony’s College.

My research lies at the intersection of International Relations and Contemporary History. I am most interested in Middle East Politics, the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, European Diplomacy towards the Middle East, Collective Memory, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In my DPhil thesis, I trace bilateral dynamics that are caused by states’ different interpretations of history. The diplomatic relations between Germany, Austria and Israel serve as my case study.

Before I came to Oxford, I worked for 5 years in Austria and the Palestinian Territories for International NGOs and the Foreign Ministry. I also hold a Mag.Phil degree in Political Science from the University of Salzburg, and an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.


Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Since Michaelmas 2015: Non-Stipendiary Lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford (Middle East Politics).

Since Hilary 2015: Tutor for Middle East Politics (PPE students) at Magdalen and Trinity College, Oxford.

I also taught visting students at Hertford, St Anne’s, Mansfield and St Catherine’s College on subjects such as "The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" and "Democracy: Theory and Practice".

In addition to Middle East Politics, I am teaching core IR courses such as "IR Theory", "International Relations in the Era of the Cold War" and "International Relations in the Era of the Two World Wars" to PPE undergraduate students.


-               Israel Institute Doctoral Fellow

-               DPIR Studentship

-               The Cyril Foster Fund for the promotion of international peace and the prevention of future wars

-               Colin Matthew Fund, St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

-               STAR Grant, St Antony’s College, Oxford.

-               University of Salzburg, Award.

-               Arnold, Bryce and Read Fund, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.