Eliza Gheorghe

Assistant Professor

Eliza Gheorghe




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Eliza Gheorghe is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations Department at Bilkent University. She earned her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Honors, 2014) and an M.A. (Honors, 2010) in Security Studies from Georgetown University, on a Fulbright scholarship. Previously, she held fellowships at Yale University, the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies. Her research focuses on nuclear proliferation and the evolution of the atomic market; questions of grand strategy and Cold War alliances; nuclear dominoes; and illicit trade and trafficking networks. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Security, the International History Review, the European Review of History, Cold War History, and in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Palgrave Macmillan, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.


  • B.A. Political Science, University of Bucharest
  • M.A. Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • Ph.D. International Relations, University of Oxford