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Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Talal Alkhadher PhD Student Middle East Politics,State formation,Secularism and secularity,Islamic political philosophy,Arab political thought,Modernity   T.Alkhadher@ed.ac.uk
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,Migration and development,Chinese Foreign Policy,Intrastate Migration Policy,women and politics   Emilia.Belknap@ed.ac.uk
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
Benedikt Buechel PhD Student Political Theory,Territorial Rights,Immigration,Global Justice,International Relations   Benedikt.Buechel@ed.ac.uk
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
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
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
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
o.loera@ed.ac.uk
Alice Hague PhD Student Environment,Climate change,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
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
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   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
Ritumbra Manuvie PhD Student Climate change Migration,Governance,Public Policy,Institutions and institutional change,South Asia,Borderlands,Wicked Problems   s0978558@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sissela Matzner PhD Student Foreign Policy,Political parties,Responsibility,Narratives,Humanitarianism,Political violence,Conflict,Military intervention  
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   oscar.moreno@ed.ac.uk
Wassim Mroue PhD Student Middle East Politics,IR and Middle East,Sectarianism   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
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
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
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,Consociationalism   patrick.utz@ed.ac.uk
Kim Vender PhD Student Climate Change Policy,International Responsibility,Chinese Foreign Policy,Foreign Policy Roles   kim.vender@sms.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,Social theory,Political memory and historical injustice,Theories of democracy,Power,the structure/agency problem,Critical Social and Political Theory   s1668190@sms.ed.ac.uk
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