Dr. Patty Zakaria joined University Canada West in 2011, where she teaches courses in cultural and political systems as well as politics and government. She was previously an instructor at Wayne State University (2008-2011) as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dubrovnik International University (2012-2013). For the 2011 - 2012 academic year, Dr. Zakaria was the Sarasohn Research Fellow at Wayne State University, where she conducted research on nuclear proliferation.
As a researcher, she has participated in several international and regional conferences in political science and interdisciplinary studies, and has published in the International Political Science Review, European Perspectives – Journal on European Perspectives of the Western Balkans, Atlantic Community Open Think Tank on Foreign Policy and the Romanian Journal of European Affairs. Since 2014, Dr. Zakaria has also been commissioning editor for E-International Relations Journal (International Security Team).
Her research interests include the examination of nuclear weapons on international politics and disputes and the implications of corruption on the economy, government, and society of a state.
Dr. Zakaria received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in international relations and development studies with a minor in economics from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in 2015. She then began post-bachelor graduate studies in economics and statistics. Dr. Zaharia has completed a Master of Arts in industrial relations from Wayne State University, and also holds two advanced graduate certificates in Divided Societies from the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia.