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Professor of International Politics, Deakin University

Benjamin Isakhan is Professor of International Politics and Founding Director of Polis, a research network for Politics and International Relations research in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia.

Ben is also Adjunct Senior Research Associate, Department of Politics and International Relations in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Consulting Scholar at the Penn Cultural Heritage Centre, University of Pennsylvania, US.

Ben is the author of Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics, Discourse (Ashgate, 2012) and the editor of 6 books including, The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State' (Edinburgh University Press & Oxford University Press, 2016 [2015]).

Ben has also published many articles in esteemed international journals and given keynote lectures and refereed conference papers across Iraq, Lebanon, the UAE, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.


  • 2011–present
    Professor of International Politics, Deakin Universiy