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We are an inclusive and engaging department that educates students with high quality, research-led teaching and encourages them to display the highest levels of commitment to educational excellence. Supporting the students to consistently innovate is a central feature of what we do in order to ensure that graduates will have outstanding skills to take into the world of work. 

Our aim is to produce graduates who are self-aware, reflective and ambitious global citizens. 

Academic Staff

Dr Kavi Joseph AbrahamAssistant Professor in International Relations
Dr David AndersenAssociate Professor in US Politics
Professor Jutta BakonyiProfessor in Development and Conflict
Professor Ilan Zvi BaronProfessor in International Political Theory
Associate Professor Bahar BaserAssociate Professor in Middle East Politics
Dr Carly BeckermanAssociate Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East
Dr Jessica BegonAssociate Professor in Political Theory
Dr Oliver BelcherAssociate Professor in Human Geography
Dr Brian CareyAssistant Professor in Political Theory
Dr Gordon C.K. CheungAssociate Professor in International Relations of China
Dr Kodili ChukwumaAssistant Professor in International Security
Professor Gidon CohenProfessor of Politics
Dr Jack CopleyAssistant Professor in International Political Economy
Professor Olga DemetriouProfessor of Political Anthropology
Dr Maria Dimova-CooksonProfessor in Political Theory
Dr Tessa DitontoAssociate Professor in Gender and Politics
Dr Harris DousemetzisTutor (part time)
Professor Anoush EhteshamiNasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in International Relations
Dr Alice FindenAssistant Professor in International Politics
Professor Christopher FinlayProfessor in Political Theory and Head of School
Dr Anne FlaspoelerAssistant Professor in International Relations
Dr Rob Geist-PinfoldLecturer in Peace and Security
Dr Maria Eugenia GiraudoAssistant Professor in International Political Economy
Dr Cameron HarringtonAssociate Professor in International Relations
Dr Graham HarrisonAssociate Professor of International Political Economy
Dr Ma?Gorzata (Gosia) JakimowAssistant Professor in East Asian Politics
Professor Clive JonesProfessor of Regional Security
Dr Elizabeth KahnAssociate Professor in Political Theory
Dr Jan KandiyaliAssistant Professor in Political Theory
Professor Stefanie KapplerProfessor in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Dr Marzieh Kouhi-EsfahaniAssistant Professor in Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
Professor Patrick M KuhnProfessor in Comparative Politics
Professor Roger Mac-GintyProfessor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy
Dr Lewis MatesAssociate Professor in Political Theory
Dr Rory McCarthyAssistant Professor In Politics and Islam
Dr Juraj MedzihorskyAssistant Professor in Social Data Science
Dr Vittorio Merola-MarottaAssistant Professor in Comparative Politics
Dr Kevin MillerAssistant Professor in Political Theory
Dr Adrian MillicanAssociate Professor of Comparative Political Science
Professor Petra MinneropGlobal Policy Institute Co-Director
Dr Javier Moreno-ZacaresAssistant Professor in International Political Economy
Professor Emma MurphyProfessor of Political Economy
Dr Kyriaki NanouAssociate Professor in European Politics
Dr Kyriaki NanouGlobal Policy Institute Co-Director
Dr Alex NeadsAssistant Professor in International Security
Dr Moritz OsnabrueggeAssociate Professor in Quantitative Comparative Politics
Dr Ferran Perez-MenaAssistant professor in IR of East Asia
Dr William PlowrightAssistant Professor of International Security
Dr Anouk S. RigterinkAssociate Professor in Quantitative Comparative Politics
Dr Dennis R. SchmidtAssistant Professor in International Relations
Professor Robert SchuetzeGlobal Policy Institute Co-Director
Dr Renu SinghAssistant Professor in Comparative Politics
Professor Julia StapletonProfessor of Political Thought
Dr Resul UmitAssistant Professor in Comparative Politics
Dr Neil VisalvanichAssociate Professor in Political Science
Professor Nick VivyanProfessor in Political Science
Professor John WilliamsProfessor in International Relations
Dr Chenchen ZhangAssistant Professor in International Relations

Professors in Practice

Mr David ElleryProfessor in Practice
Mr Suresh NanwaniProfessor in Practice

Research Staff

Dr Emil ArchambaultAddison Wheeler Fellow
Dr Bernardo Lopez-MarinPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Janina PescinskiPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Thia Sagherian-DickeyPost-Doctoral Research Assistant in Peace & Conflict Studies

Teaching Staff

Dr Francesco D'AlemaTeaching Fellow
Dr Kambaiz RafiTeaching Fellow
Dr Simon TaylorTeaching Fellow

Administrative Staff

Miss Abigail BlenkinsoppLearning and Teaching Administrator
Mrs Kelly GuyLearning and Teaching Manager
Mr Graeme HarrisSenior Research Administrator
Miss Ashley KirkOperations Administrator
Mrs Tracy MarchbanksLearning and Teaching Administrator
Ms Katy QuigleyDepartment Manager
Miss Elysia ScottLearning and Teaching Administrator
Miss Catherine SmithLearning and Teaching Coordinator
Mrs Lauren ToddPGR Co-ordinator
Mr Paolo VignaliLearning and Teaching Administrator

Associated Staff

Mrs Louise HayseyGlobal Policy Institute Manager
Professor Thom BrooksAssociate
Dr Eva-Maria NagGlobal Policy Journal Executive Editor

Honorary & Visiting Research Fellows

Dr Gary HutchisonVisiting Fellow
Professor Paul LuftHonorary Research Fellow
Mr James Michael PageHonorary Research Fellow
Doctor Mohd Irwan Syazli SaidinVisiting Fellow
Dr Robert SchuettHonorary Fellow
Dr Stephen WelchHonorary Fellow

Research Students

Mr Abdullah Al-KhonainiDoctoral Research Student
Mr Abdullah Al-MaaniDoctoral Research Student
Mr Abdulla Al-SabahDoctoral Research Student
Ms Shorooq Al-ZaabiDoctoral Research Student
Ms Tania AlahendraDoctoral Research Student
Miss Sarah AlareqiDoctoral Research Student
Mr Saleh AlbulayhiDoctoral Research Student
Mr Mirdef AlqashoutiDoctoral Research Student
Miss Amal AnaamDoctoral Research Student
Mr Michael BatesDoctoral Research Student
Ms Galit Benhaim-PedahzurDoctoral Research Student
Ms Vanessa BentilDoctoral Research Student
Mr Ahmet BorazanDoctoral Research Student
Mr Mark BurdonDoctoral Research Student
Miss Francesca CollierDoctoral Research Student
Miss Laura CretneyDoctoral Research Student
Mr Alex CrockettDoctoral Research Student
Ms Elisabeth De-Vega-AlavedraDoctoral Research Student
Miss Georgia DimitriouDoctoral Research Student
Mr Riccardo FabianiDoctoral Research Student
Ms Esther Garcia-MonrealDoctoral Research Student
Mr Murad GeybullaDoctoral Research Student
Ms Junyi HaoDoctoral Research Student
Mr Azad Nebi HasanDoctoral Research Student
Mr Ben HoughtonDoctoral Research Student
Ms Selma ImamogluDoctoral Research Student
Mr Phevos Simeonidis Kororos-SymeonidisDoctoral Research Student
Ms Jia LiuDoctoral Research Student
Mr Jiannan LuoDoctoral Research Student
Ms Thuli MontanaDoctoral Research Student
Mrs Rachel MorelandDoctoral Research Student
Mr Nchimunya MuleyaDoctoral Research Student
Miss Dina NaserDoctoral Research Student
Mr German Otalora-GallegoDoctoral Research Student
Miss Rachael RhoadesDoctoral Research Student
Mr Cyrus RoedelDoctoral Research Student
Mr Johannes SauerlandDoctoral Research Student
Mrs Liu ShiDoctoral Research Student
Ms Hannah SiddleDoctoral Research Student
Ms Sidiqa SohailDoctoral Research Student
Mr Mengqi SunDoctoral Research Student
Mr Tom WalshDoctoral Research Student
Ms Dan WangDoctoral Research Student
Miss Jue WangDoctoral Research Student
Mr Bryan WhitelockDoctoral Research Student
Mrs Amanda WhitfieldDoctoral Research Student
Mr Mudar ZahranDoctoral Research Student
Mr Wangyin ZhaoDoctoral Research Student