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Joe Gazeley

Joe Gazeley
Joe Gazeley
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Mali, Foreign Policy Analysis, EU External Relations, European Security, French Postcolonial Relations, State Formation

Working PhD Title

Mali, France and Europe: Agency, Intervention and Complex Postcolonial Relationships


Dr Sara Rich Dorman

Dr Emile Chabal


MA International Conflict and Security with International Migration, University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies (2015-2016)

Doble Grado Political Science and Public Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Erasmus Exchange (2013-2014)

BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations with Spanish, University of Kent (2011-2015)


Tweedie Exploration Fellowship 2019

University of Kent MA Scholarship (Brussels School of International Studies) 2015-16


“Where is War? We are War.” Teaching and Learning the Human Experience of War in the Classroom, International Studies Perspectives, Toros, Dunleavy, Gazeley, Guirakhoo, Merian and Omran, (2018) 00, 1–19

Teaching Experience

Seminar on Franco-Malian relations, 'Beyond la Françafrique: The Franco-Malian relationship post-independence', Institut des mondes africains (2019)

Tutor on the course Africa in World Politics (PLIT10003), University of Edinburgh (2018)

Seminar on Brexit 'What it is, what it means and why you should care', ICESI University, Colombia (2017)

Relevant Work Experience

Visiting Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Institut des mondes africains/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2019)

Research Assistantship working on the project 'Security Sector Reform and Historical Memory' at ICESI University, Colombia (2017)

Traineeship at the European Parliament working on EU Migration Policy, Borders, European Security and Brexit (2016)


BISA 2018 Roundtable Discussion 'Pedagogies of Solidarity: Critique, Collaboration, and Care in the Neoliberal University'​, Bath, UK

Crime and Violence in Colombia (2017), ICESI University, Colombia


CSMCH (Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History) Steering Committee

BISA (British International Studies Association)

UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies)


English, Spanish, French