Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Teaching Assistant


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  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Concentration:

    • International Relations
    • Comparative Politics
    • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • PhD in Political Science


Iren Marinova is a fourth-year PhD Candidate. Iren’s research focuses on the European Union and its roles in global politics. She is currently studying the EU’s foreign policy ambitions formation with an emphasis on climate change, energy, and security policies. She looks at the external and internal relations that comprise the EU and influence the entity's foreign policy goals. Iren earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and her Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe before coming to Colorado. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Political Science from CSU in 2019. In her free time, Iren enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.


Iren Marinova and Peter Harris, "American Primacy and US–China Relations: The Cold War Analogy Reversed," Chinese Journal of International Politics, (2022).


Iren Marinova, "The winter of change: a breaking or breakthrough moment for the EU?" The Loop-ECPR (November 15, 2022).

Iren Marinova, “Europe’s security and defense hour is here, and the longevity of the European Union depends on it.” European Leadership Network (ELN) (March 31, 2022).

Iren Marinova, "Recap: Making sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine." CSU Source (March 16, 2022).