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Lucy Abbott Career Development Fellow IR and the Middle East,Regionalism,Public Sphere,The Gulf States,Jordan,Process Tracing 3.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6508254
Nida Alahmad Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of the Middle East Middle East Politics,political theory,State building,State formation,Performativity,Political philosophy,Political Economy of Oil,state theory,Sectarianism,Science and technology studies,IR and the Middle East B.09 
19 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 1368
Talal Alkhadher PhD Student Middle East Politics,State formation,Arab political thought,Modernity,Moderation Theory,Social movements,Secularism,Islamic political thought
Jamie Allinson Lecturer Decolonisation,Historical sociology,International Relations,International theory,Marxism,Middle East Politics Rm. B25 
19 George Square
+44 (0)131 650 9925
Malcolm Anderson Professor Emeritus
Mark Aspinwall Honorary Fellow Mexico,Mexican politics,Political economy of North America,Political economy,Institutions and institutional change,norm diffusion,governance,development,civil society   58 George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1730
Thierry Balzacq Honorary Professorial Fellow Room 25, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities 
2 Hope Park Square
+44 (0) 131 651 1166
Emilia Belknap PhD Student Gender & International Relations,Gender Theory,gender and political institutions,Scottish Politics,Nationalism and National Identity,Devolution and constitutional change in the UK,Critical Feminism,Feminist Theories and Research Practices,North Korea,Chinese Foreign Policy,Voting behaviour,political behaviour,Comparative Political Behavior
Hayley Bennett Research Fellow, Academy of Government Contractualism,Welfare Markets,Unemployment,Labour Market,Poverty,Welfare reform politics,Welfare-to-Work,Regionalism,Third Sector,Inequality,public service reform,Public policy,social enterprise,Devolution and social security,Social Policy Either 4f1, 18 Buccleuch Place or G1, 22 George Square 
+44 (0)131 6511325 or +44 (0)131 6511578
Francesco Bertoldi PhD Student Territorial politics,Elections,Ethnic conflict,Northern Ireland,Power-sharing agreements,Electoral Systems in Divided Societies,Identity Politics,Social Identity Theory,Discourse Analysis,Ethnicity and Identity
Shaun Bevan Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science Agenda-Setting,Public policy,interest groups,Public Opinion,political behaviour,Time Series Analysis,Event History Analysis,Measurement 2.13B Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 4128
Andrea Birdsall Senior Lecturer in International Relations Human rights,International Relations,International Law & International Relations,Humanitarian intervention,Norms,Counterterrorism 4.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 650 6974
No Photo Nick Bland Visiting Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences; What Works Scotland
Elizabeth Bomberg Professor of Environmental Politics Environment,Sustainability,shale governance,community energy,mobilization 3.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4248
Christina Boswell Dean of Research, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Political Sociology,Use of Research in Policy,Immigration and asylum policy,Politics of immigration,Public policy 3.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 9924
Benedikt Buechel PhD Student Political Theory,Territorial Rights,Immigration,Global Justice,International Relations
Julia Calvert Lecturer in Political Economy International political economy,International Law & International Relations,Political Sociology,International development,trade,foreign investment,investor-state dispute settlement,Extractive industries and resource governance,Latin America,Canadian foreign economic policy 3.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 4752
Thomas Charman PhD Student Gender,gender and international relations,gender based violence,sexual violence,Gender and conflict,Masculinities,Militarised Masculinities,Sexual violence against men,Feminism,Poststructuralism,Discourse Analysis,Frame Analysis,
Christina Dineen PhD Student Contemporary political theory,Political philosophy,Applied ethics,Ethics and morality,Resource allocation,Well-being,Bioethics   Doctoral Researcher
Alan Convery Lecturer in Politics Britain,Multi-level party politics,British Politics,Conservative Party,Conservative politics,Scottish Politics,Welsh politics 2.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 8255
Philip Cook Lecturer in Political Theory Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Social Justice,Education and Schools,Children and Childhood,Family Relationships,Children and Democracy,Contractualism,Children and Young People,Child Labour 3.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 651 1577
Yazmin Morlet Corti PhD Student privacy,online privacy,Cyberspace as political space,Political Culture,policy prefrences,public policy,Comparative Politics,Big Data Analytics,big data,Science and technology,data protection,behaviour,attitudes,Quantitative Analysis
Laura Cram Professor of European Politics and Director of NRLabs Neuropolitics Research European public policy,European Identity,Neuropolitics of identity,Neuropolitics of public policy,experimental research,fMRI studies,physiological studies,behavioural games,identity triggers,national identity,symbols,Brexit processes, Scotland and EU Room 2 02, Flat 2F2 
18 Buccleuch Place
0131 651 5571
Elizabeth Cripps Senior Lecturer in Political Theory Climate change ethics,Climate justice,Collective responsibility,Justice and non-human animals,Population and justice,Political theory,Political philosophy,Justice and environment,Parental duties Rm 3.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 651 1948
Chad Damro Senior Lecturer of Politics and IR Room 2.02, 21 George Square 
+44 (0)131 650 6698
Cleo Davies PhD Student International Organisations,European studies,The politics of financial market supervision and regulation,International Political Economy
Kathy Dodworth PhD Student Theories of Legitimacy,Social capital,Foucault,state-society relations,NGOs and Development,Non-state actors,Bourdieu,Ethnography,Tanzania,African studies
Sara Rich Dorman Senior Lecturer in African Politics African Politics,nationalism and the post-colonial state in Africa,Citizenship and belonging,Elections,State formation 4.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4239
WJ Dorman Honorary Fellow
Claire Duncanson Senior Lecturer in International Relations gender,gender and international relations,International peacebuilding,International Peace and Security,gender and security,Feminism,peacekeeping,Masculinities,The Military in Global Politics Rm 4.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4624
Oliver Escobar Lecturer in Public Policy Public participation,Policy Processes,Public services,participatory and deliberative democracy,collaborative governance and partnerships,Community Planning,public dialogue and deliberation,facilitation and mediation,participation practitioners,policy work and policy workers,democratic innovations,Interpretive Policy Analysis,political ethnography,Mixed methods,in/equalities,participatory and deliberative methodologies 3.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3783
Darrick Evensen Lecturer in Environmental Politics Climate change and energy policy,Environmental Sociology,Environmental Policy,Shale gas,Energy transitions,North America,European Union,United Kingdom,Sense of place,Social representations Room B.2 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1624
Adrian Favero PhD Student European Union,Urban Governance,Return / transnational migration,Europeanisation and Globalisation,Central Eastern Europe
Louis Fletcher PhD Student History of International Political Thought,Genealogical Critique,Political Realism,Critical Theory,Democratic Peace,Philosophy of History,Peace Research,Utopianism
Barbara Gaweda PhD Student gender,post-communism,post-Soviet politics,Central Eastern Europe,Feminism,Feminist institutionalism,Ukraine,Discourse Theory,Feminist Research,Postcolonialism,Europeanization,nationalism,Inequality,Feminist theory/research,Sexuality,discourse analysis,Gender & intersectionality
Joe Gazeley PhD Student Mali,Foreign Policy Analysis,EU External Relations,European Security,French Postcolonial Relations,State Formation
Carmen Gebhard Senior Lecturer in Politics and IR Comparative European Politics,Small States,regional autonomies,European Union foreign and security policy,security and defence cooperation,inter-organizationalism 4.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6504622
Marc Geddes Lecturer in British Politics British politics,parliamentary studies,UK Parliament,interpretive political science,evidence in politics,ethnography Office B.09 
19 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 3784
Victor Gigleux PhD Student International Relations,Small States,European studies,International peace-keeping operations,EU external relations,Role Theory,Foreign Policy Analysis   +44(0)7842555104
Omar Loera Gonzalez PhD Student Mexico,Role Theory,Foreign Policy,Domestic sources of Foreign Policy,Geopolitics,Mexico-U.S. relations,Autonomy in Foreign Policy,the structure/agency problem   +44 7712 128579
Alice Hague PhD Student Environment,Climate change,community activism,faith-based activism,advocacy,mobilisation,environmental politics,environmental ethics,UK,USA,Sweden   alice.hague(at)
Iain Hardie Senior Lecturer in International Relations Comparative Political Economy,International Political Economy,Financial Markets,Financialization B.1 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4249
Tim Hayward Professor of Environmental Political Theory Global justice,political theory,Human rights,environmental values,fairness,Political philosophy 3.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4238
No Photo Philipp Heinrich PhD Student European Identities, Public Attachment to the EU, Public Attitudes, Experimental Approaches
Ailsa Henderson Professor of Political Science political behaviour,political culture,Regionalism,voting and elections,comparative territorial politics,UK,Scotland,Quebec-Scotland comparisons,European values,Public opinion and Political attitudes 3.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1618
Stephen Hill Senior Teaching Fellow International Relations,Peace and conflict,Counterterrorism,Policing 3.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6515362
Andrew Hom Lecturer in International Relations classical realism,International Relations,International theory,just war theory,Social constructivism,Narratives,methodology in the social sciences,timing / time / temporality,International Security,critical security studies,Process / Figurational Sociology,disciplinary history  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6504688
Sujin Hong Research Fellow Neuropolitics,Neuroimaging methods: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI),Social neuroscience on pain and empathy,Musical empathy and social interaction 2.03 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 6632
Kristen Hopewell Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy International Relations,Global political economy,global governance,Development,emerging powers,BRICs,Brazil,India,China,US hegemony,industrial policy,developmental state 4th Floor, Room 4.03 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4245
David Howarth Honorary Fellow European Integration,Global political economy,Comparative Political Economy,Political Economy of European Integration,European Union public policy
Jana Hönke Honorary Fellow Business and security,African politics,contentious politics,critical security studies,Resource politics,Non-state actors,practice theories,Postcolonialism,Transnational politics,Security and development interventions,political geographies of infrastructure;; @PoCoSecurity
Ronnie Irving Honorary Fellow
Yukinori Iwaki PhD Student Social and Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Global justice,poverty,Environment,labour,time,Climate change
Marc S Jacob PhD Student Elections,organizations and institutions,Political parties,Quantitative Research,Comparative Political Behavior
Patrick Jahnke PhD Student Socially Responsible Investment (SRI),Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),International Political Economy,Stakeholder Theory,Financial Intermediation,Corporate Governance,Fiduciary Capitalism,Agency Theory,Shareholder Voting Rights   +44 (0) 7796 174778
Charlie Jeffery Professor of Politics Regionalism,Multi-level governance,Public attitudes,Public policy,Scottish Politics,Territorial Politics  Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
+44 (0)131 650 6443
Juliet Kaarbo Professor of Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Analysis,political psychology 4.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4252
Russell Keat Professor Emeritus
Meryl Kenny Senior Lecturer in Gender and Politics women and politics,gender and political institutions,Feminist institutionalism,political parties,Political recruitment,Political representation,Territorial Politics 4.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1332
Harshan Kumarasingham Lecturer in British Politics British Politics,Decolonisation,Comparative Politics,Political History,South Asia,Commonwealth Politics and History,Monarchy,Australasia,British Empire,Constitutional Politics,Constitutional History,Parliamentary Studies,Westminster Model,State-Building,South-East Asia,Executive Power 3.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 4750
Corina (Cora) Lacatus Career Development Fellow International Relations,Institutions and institutional change,norm diffusion,EU external relations,Europeanization,Mixed methods,Research methodology,Human rights 4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Hsinyen Lai PhD Student Historical sociology,Gramsci and Marxist Theory,ideas and foreign policy,International Relations of the Middle East,the Gulf Arab states,the Arab Left,nationalism and capitalism,China's Middle Eastern policy
Yue Liu PhD Student International Relations,Regional Security,International Law of the Sea,Maritime Disputes
Clare Llewellyn Neuropolitics of identity,Social media,Big data,Natural language processing,Text and data analytics   + 44 (0)131 650 6633
Fiona Mackay Professor of Politics; Director of genderED gender and political institutions,gender mainstreaming,gender and public policy,Feminist institutionalism,women's movements,International Organisations,Feminism,Institutions and institutional change,organizations and institutions,Political representation,gender based violence,women and politics,Inequality & diversity 3.18 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4244
Ritumbra Manuvie PhD Student Climate change Migration,Governance,Public Policy,Institutions and institutional change,South Asia,Borderlands,Wicked Problems
Luke March Chair of Post-Soviet and Comparative Politics; Head of Politics and International Relations; Deputy Director of the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre Moldova,Radical left,Populism,Social movements,Ukraine,Protest,Russian Politics,nationalism 3.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4241
Matias E Margulis Lecturer in International Political Economy International political economy,International organizations,International trade,World development,Sustainable development,Food security,WTO,Human rights,Land grabbing,Biofuels,United Nations B.08 
19 George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1311
Sissela Matzner PhD Student Foreign Policy,Political parties,Responsibility,Narratives,Humanitarianism,Political violence,Conflict,Military intervention  
Richard McAllister Honorary Fellow
Nicola McEwen Professor of Territorial Politics; Co-Director, Centre on Constitutional Change. Research Leader, ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Territorial Politics,Scottish Politics,Devolution,Multi-level governance,multi-level energy policy,welfare devolution,voting and elections,federal states,identity politics,nationalism 3.05 St John's Land
St John's Street
+44 (0)131 651 1831
Mihaela Mihai Senior Lecturer in Political Theory Critical Social and Political Theory,Arts and politics,Architecture and political theory,Political emotions,Political memory and historical injustice,Comparative constitutionalism,gender,Theories of democracy 3F1 room 3.21 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)1316506636
James Mitchell Professor of Public Policy B.02 
21 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 5767
Oscar Moreno-Martinez PhD Student Technology and Innovation Studies,Colombian Armed Conflict,Military-Technical Change,Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency,United States Foreign Security Policy,War Studies
Wassim Mroue PhD Student Middle East Politics,IR and Middle East,Sectarianism
Maša Mrovlje Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
Cera Murtagh PhD Student Post-conflict societies,Peace and conflict,Ethnicity and Identity,Nationalism and National Identity,Political parties,Social movements,gender politics   0131 651 3785
Nataliya Muzyka PhD Student EU external relations,EU-third countries interactions,Europeanization,identity politics,European Union,International Relations,Ukraine,National Identity,Poland,transition studies,post-Soviet politics,Social network analysis,Elites
Andrew Neal Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations; Co-Director of the Centre for Security Research (CeSeR); Programme Director MSc International Relations International Security,War on terror,Discourse Theory,Sociological Theory,cultural theory,political theory,UK,Britain,critical theory,critical security studies,securitization,constructivism,Postmodern Governance,poststructuralism,Scotland,Scottish Politics 4.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4236
Kieran Oberman Senior Lecturer in Politics political theory,Political philosophy,Global justice,just war theory,Immigration,Immigration and asylum policy,Distributive justice,Social justice Room 4.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
Pontus Odmalm Senior Lecturer in Politics Comparative European Politics,Politics of immigration,Citizenship,Political parties 3.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3926
Pontus.Odmalm (at)
Ugur Ozdemir Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science Comparative Political Behavior,Spatial Models of Elections,Quantitative Methods,Positive Political Theory 2.13c (Enter through 2.13a) Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3990
Nicola Perugini Lecturer in International Relations Political violence,Global justice,Human rights,International Law & International Relations,Middle East Politics,Israel-Palestine,Critical theory 3.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6515472
Bettina Petersohn Research Fellow - Future of the UK and Scotland Territorial politics,Nationalism and Devolution,Intergovernmental Relations,Multi-level governance,Constitutional Politics,Minority nationalism 3.10 St John's Land
Holyrood Road
+44 (0)131 651 4752
John Peterson Professor of International Politics US-European relations,EU politics and policy,US foreign policy,EU trade policy 2.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3023
Tanita Jill Poeggel PhD Student Immigration and asylum policy,political theory,asylum seekers and refugees,critical migration research,Migration and citizenship,Social movements,critical theory,national identity,Memory politics
Diana Popa Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
Charles Raab Professorial Fellow 3.18 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4243
Charlotte Rommerskirchen Lecturer in International Political Economy European Union,Financial Markets,Mixed Methods,International Political Economy,Comparative Political Economy,Debt Management 3.17 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 651 3861
No Photo Sofiane Sahnoun PhD Student identity politics,national identity,Citizenship and belonging   07778144310
Anthony Salamone PhD Student European integration,European Union,Brexit,Scottish-European relations,UK-EU relations,Scottish politics,Devolution,British politics,UK foreign policy,Public opinion,Public policy,Europeanisation,Comparative politics
Andrew Scott PhD Student energy politics,energy security,business regulation,environmental politics,Public policy,Comparative Politics,policy networks,policy community,Politics of oil
Sophie Sheerin Subject Academic Support Officer - Politics and International Relations 6.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4253
Judith Sijstermans PhD Student Political parties,European Union,Policy learning,Europeanization,Nationalism,Regionalism,Socialization,Policy networks,Policy transfer,Multi-level governance,British Politics
Lukas Slothuus PhD Student Political theory,Political philosophy,Marxism,Critical theory,Resistance,Contentious politics
Saskia Smellie PhD Student Politics of Migration and Asylum Policy,Responsibility-Sharing,European Union,Foreign Policy,Role Theory   07530 882515
Natalie Stroud Undergraduate Student Support Officer - International Relations 1.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3896
Ewan Stein Senior Lecturer in International Relations; Postgraduate Advisor Political Islam,Middle East Politics,Egyptian politics,Arab political thought,Arab-Israeli conflict,state-society relations,International Relations of the Middle East 4.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
0131 650 4264
No Photo Yifang Sun PhD Student political psychology,US foreign policy,Foreign Policy Analysis
Wilfried Swenden Senior Lecturer in Politics; Co-Director Centre of South Asian Studies Federalism,intergovernmental relations,Governing in divided societies,Indian Politics,Territorial Politics,Multi-level governance,Comparative Politics 3.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4255
Mathias Thaler Senior Lecturer in Political Theory; Programme Director International Political Theory Genocide,Global justice,Humanitarian intervention,Ideology,International theory,Marxism,Multiculturalism,Reconciliation,Political forgiveness,Democratic theory,Political violence and non-violence,Pragmatism,Critical Theory,Just War theory,Utopia,Dystopia,Art and Politics Room 4.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6515769
Patrick Theiner Senior Teaching Fellow International Relations,Regionalism,International development,International Organisations,Innovation Diffusion,Global Health,Internet Governance,European Union,regional organisations,international sports,international negotiation 3.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5356
Consuelo Thiers PhD Student political psychology,Foreign Policy Analysis,Latin American Foreign Policies,At-a-distance personality assessment of political leaders   +44 (0) 749 156 0106
Andrew Thompson Chair of Public Policy and Citizenship Quantitative Methods,Public policy,Citizenship,perception measurement,surveys,statistical analysis,involvement,Participation,European Union,Health policy 3.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1562
Larissa Toal PhD Student Feminism,Nationalism,women's and social movements,Critical Discourse Analysis,Gender and conflict
Oliver Turner Lecturer in International Relations US foreign policy,US-China/Asia relations,British foreign policy in Asia,Critical geopolitics,International relations of East/South East Asia,Decolonisation 3.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
0131 651 5678
Patrick Utz PhD Student Territorial politics,Party politics,Europeanization
Sarah Vaughan Honorary Fellow
Kim Vender PhD Student Climate Change Policy,International Responsibility,Chinese Foreign Policy,Foreign Policy Roles
Ingmar Versolmann PhD Student European Union,EU Energy Policy,New Institutionalism,EU external relations,European Intergration,Energy politics,Energy security   +44 (0) 778 774 4004
Gisli Vogler PhD Student political theory,Social theory,Political memory and historical injustice,Theories of democracy,Power,the structure/agency problem,Critical Social and Political Theory
Yaniv Voller Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Middle East Politics,African security,Decolonisation,Sovereignty,Rebel groups and insurgency 4.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Cat Wayland PhD Student Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Feminist Theory,Gender and Intersectionality,Critical Theory,Subjectivity and Politics of the Self,Theories of Oppression and Complicity,Neoliberalism and subjectivity,Resistance and solidarity
Shaina Western Lecturer in International Relations and Quantitative Methods organizations and institutions,Human rights,International Law & International Relations,Quantitative Methods B.08 
19 George Square
Richard Wyn Jones Professor of Welsh Politics and Director of the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University
Clay Young Student Support Officer - Politics & Social Policy 1.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3923
Luba Zatsepina-McCreadie PhD Student Nuclear Weapons,Identity,Non-proliferation,Post-structuralism,Discourse Analysis,Gender,Cold War,IR and Security studies,