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Marika Sosnowski

Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Melbourne

Marika Sosnowski is an Australian lawyer, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and a Research Associate with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Her primary research interests are in the fields of critical security studies (primarily ceasefires), local/rebel governance and legal systems (especially issues of citizenship and belonging). Her geographical area of specialisation is the Middle East, particularly Syria.


  • 2023–present
    Research associate, GIGA Hamburg
  • 2023–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Melbourne Law School
  • 2020–2023
    Research fellow, GIGA Hamburg


  • 2020 
    University of Melbourne, PhD