Dr Zakia Shiraz

Lecturer in International Politics

Attenborough Tower 902

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-10:00am

Email: zs108 [at] leicester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5782

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 5082

Personal details

  • BA (Liverpool)
  • PhD (Warwick)

I am a Lecturer in International Politics and joined Leicester in 2016.

My research interests lie in the area of Latin American security, violent conflict, organised crime and intelligence in the region. My most recent project is a monograph entitled 'Conflict in Colombia 1948-2018', which is due to be published with Edinburgh University Press in 2018. Using declassified material from archives in Colombia, USA and UK and extensive fieldwork, this work provides an up-to-date history of one of the world's longest-running civil conflict.

I am also a Research Associate at CERAC (Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos) in Bogotá, Colombia.

Teaching

Office hours: Tuesday 15.00 - 16.00 and Friday 09.00 - 10.00

  • Latin American Politics (PL2028/PL2228)
  • Politics of the International Drug Trade (PL3142/PL3342)

Publications

Monograph

Colombia in Conflict, 1948-2018 (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2018).

Journal articles

'Drugs and Dirty Wars: Intelligence Cooperation in the Global South,' Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 10 (2013).

'CIA Intervention in Chile and the fall of the Allende Government in 1973,' Journal of American Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3 (2011).

Book chapters

‘Intelligence in the Global South: China, Colombia and South Africa,’ Christopher Andrew et al (eds.), Secret Intelligence (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2017), co-authored with John Kasuku.

‘White Out: The CIA, Latin America and the Drugs Debate’ in Matthew Jones, Paul McGarr and Christopher Moran (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Central Intelligence Agency (Oxford; Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017).

'Globalisation and Intelligence,' in Robert Dover, Huw Dylan and Michael S. Goodman (eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

‘Globalisation and Borders,’ in Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand (eds.) Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies (London: Routledge, 2013) co-authored with Richard J. Aldrich.

Research

  • Latin American security
  • violent conflict
  • organised crime
  • intelligence in the Global South

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