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Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Sayra van den Berg PhD Student peacebuilding,Transitional justice,Peace and conflict   S.VandenBerg@ed.ac.uk
Francesco Bertoldi PhD Student Territorial politics,Nationalism and Devolution,Elections,Ethnic conflict,Northern Ireland,Ireland,Power-sharing agreements,Electoral Systems in Divided Societies,Identity Politics,Social Identity Theory,Discourse Analysis,Ethnicity and Identity   f.bertoldi@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ekaterina Braginskaia PhD Student Muslim minority representation,Comparative Politics,Russian Politics,Institutionalist approaches and social movement organistions,Migration and citizenship   ekaterina.braginskaia@ed.ac.uk
Benedikt Buechel PhD Student Political Theory,Territorial Rights,Immigration,Global Justice,International Relations   Benedikt.Buechel@ed.ac.uk
Andrew Byrne PhD Student   +44 755 489 3056
aqbyrne@gmail.com
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   tcharman@exseed.ed.ac.uk, s1460585@sms.ed.ac.uk
Christina Dineen PhD Student Contemporary political theory,Political philosophy,Applied ethics,Ethics and morality,Resource allocation,Well-being,Bioethics   Doctoral Researcher
christina.dineen@ed.ac.uk
Hilary Cornish PhD Student Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency,Armed Forces,International Relations of the Middle East,The Military in Global Politics,Gender & International Relations,Masculinities   h.a.cornish@sms.ed.ac.uk
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   Yazmin.Morlet@ed.ac.uk
Cleo Davies PhD Student International Organisations,European studies,The politics of financial market supervision and regulation,International Political Economy   cleo.davies@ed.ac.uk
Kathy Dodworth PhD Student Theories of Legitimacy,Social capital,Foucault,state-society relations,NGOs and Development,Non-state actors,Bourdieu,Ethnography,Tanzania,African studies   kathy.dodworth@ed.ac.uk
Andrew Drever PhD Student Political philosophy,political philosophy methodology,Marxism,Rawlsianism,critical theory   a.w.drever-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Adrian Favero PhD Student Europeanization,European Union,Identity formation,Globalizationsation and personal life,urban sociology,identity politics,Central Eastern Europe   A.Favero@ed.ac.uk
Louis Fletcher PhD Student History of International Political Thought,Genealogical Critique,Political Realism,Critical Theory,Democratic Peace,Philosophy of History,Peace Research,Utopianism   louis.fletcher@ed.ac.uk
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   B.J.Gaweda@sms.ed.ac.uk
Victor Gigleux PhD Student International Relations,Foreign Policy,Small States,European studies,International peace-keeping operations,EU external relations,Role Theory,Foreign Policy Analysis   V.A.Gigleux@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alice Hague PhD Student Environment,Climate change,political theology,community activism,faith-based activism,advocacy,mobilisation,environmental politics,environmental ethics,UK,USA,Sweden   alice.hague(at)ed.ac.uk
No Photo Philipp Heinrich PhD Student European Identities, Public Attachment to the EU, Public Attitudes, Experimental Approaches   philipp.heinrich@ed.ac.uk
Ibrahim Sani PhD Student Elections,Political parties,Participation,Political representation,Civil Society and Democratization,participatory and deliberative democracy   I.Sani@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yukinori Iwaki PhD Student Social and Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Global justice,poverty,Environment,labour,time,Climate change   s1000816@sms.ed.ac.uk
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
p.d.jahnke@sms.ed.ac.uk
Laura Kandle PhD Student Islamic political thought,Islamism,Foreign Policy Analysis,IR and Middle East,Role Theory,State Socialization,Partisan Politics,Party Competition,Egyptian politics,Tunisian politics,Civil Society and Democratization  
Oliver Kearns PhD Student Secrecy,War and media,Debris,Covert state violence,Presence/absence,Drone strikes,Witnessing   O.B.Kearns@sms.ed.ac.uk
Konstantinos Kostagiannis PhD Student classical realism,International Relations,International theory,nationalism   kkostagi(at)exseed.ed.ac.uk
Hsinyen Lai PhD Student Middle East Politics,Historical sociology,ideas and foreign policy,the Arab Left,the Gulf region   s1264771@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yue Liu PhD Student International Relations,Regional Security,International Law of the Sea,Maritime Disputes   s1619342@sms.ed.ac.uk
Shamiran Mako PhD Student International Relations,Comparative Politics,International Relations of the Middle East,Governing in divided societies,Iraq and the Middle East,Institutions and institutional change,State building,Ethnic conflict,Territorial politics   smako@wcfia.harvard.edu
Sissela Matzner PhD Student Foreign Policy,Political parties,Responsibility,Narratives,Humanitarianism,Humanitarian intervention,Political violence,Conflict  
May Darwich PhD Student International Relations of the Middle East,International Relations,Middle East Politics,IR and the Middle East,Balance of power,identity politics,ideas and foreign policy,Political Islam   may.darwich@durham.ac.uk
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   +44 744 911 5542
oscar.moreno@ed.ac.uk
Wassim Mroue PhD Student Middle East Politics,IR and Middle East,Sectarianism,the Gulf region,Israeli-Palestinian conflict   s1675407@sms.ed.ac.uk
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
c.e.murtagh@sms.ed.ac.uk
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   n.muzyka@sms.ed.ac.uk
James Nyomakwa-Obimpeh PhD Student   S1066747@sms.ed.ac.uk
P. Trent Olsen PhD Student Asylum,Human rights,identity politics,LGBT studies   P.T.Olsen@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nina Perkowski PhD Student EU border management,Frontex,Migration,Humanitarianism,border security,Human rights,critical migration research,European Union migration policy,irregular migration,critical security studies   n.perkowski@sms.ed.ac.uk
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   s1655289@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Lorenzo Ranalli PhD Student   l.s.ranalli@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Zoey Reeve PhD Student Social psychology   Z.Reeve@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Remond PhD Student Britain,Canada,federal states,identity politics,nationalism,Politics,Comparative Politics,British-EU politics,Scotland,Political parties,Territorial Politics,Nationalism,Nationalism and National Identity,Scottish Independence Referendum,Quebec-Scotland comparisons,Political identities and citizenship,Election campaigning,Electoral Systems in Divided Societies,Electoral and Referendum behaviour,Montenegro,the Balkans   a.remond@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Sofiane Sahnoun PhD Student identity politics,national identity,Citizenship and belonging   07778144310
s1368857@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anthony Salamone PhD Student European integration,European Union,British politics,UK's EU relations,UK foreign policy,Scottish politics,Europeanisation,Devolution,Public opinion,Public policy,Comparative politics   A.M.Salamone@ed.ac.uk
Elisabeth Schweiger PhD Student UN Security Council,War on terror,Discourse Theory,critical theory,International Law & International Relations,Law and Regulation   eschweig@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Andrew Scott PhD Student energy politics,energy security,business regulation,environmental politics,Public policy,Comparative Politics,policy networks,policy community,Politics of oil   s0823307@sms.ed.ac.uk
Judith Sijstermans PhD Student Political parties,European Union,Policy learning,Europeanization,Nationalism,Regionalism,Socialization,Policy networks,Policy transfer,Multi-level governance,British Politics   judith.sijstermans@ed.ac.uk
Lukas Slothuus PhD Student Political theory,Political philosophy,Marxism,Critical theory,Resistance,Contentious politics   Lukas.Slothuus@ed.ac.uk
Saskia Smellie PhD Student Politics of Migration and Asylum Policy,Responsibility-Sharing,European Union,Foreign Policy,Role Theory   07530 882515
Saskia.Smellie@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Yifang Sun PhD Student political psychology,US foreign policy,Foreign Policy Analysis   s1563324@sms.ed.ac.uk
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
consuelo.thiers@ed.ac.uk
Larissa Toal PhD Student Feminism,Nationalism,women's and social movements,Critical Discourse Analysis,Gender and conflict   s1269429@sms.ed.ac.uk
Patrick Utz PhD Student Territorial politics,Federalism,Nationalism and Devolution,Party politics,Multi-level party politics,European Union,Europeanization,Language policy,identity politics,Consociationalism   patrick.utz@ed.ac.uk
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
I.Versolmann@sms.ed.ac.uk
Gisli Vogler PhD Student political theory,critical realism,Social theory   s1668190@sms.ed.ac.uk
Renske Vos PhD Student international law,Transnational Law,EU Crisis Management,EU military operations,International Security,governance,Practice Theory,Migration,Libya   r.n.vos@vu.nl
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   s1666266@sms.ed.ac.uk
Luba Zatsepina-McCreadie PhD Student Nuclear Weapons,Identity,Non-proliferation,Post-structuralism,Discourse Analysis,Gender,Cold War,IR and Security studies   L.Zatsepina@sms.ed.ac.uk, lzatsepi@exseed.ed.ac.uk