Associate Members

Associate Members

Associate Members are staff based at other universities or institutions, but with an active involvement in CeSeR activities, for example through collaborative research, or co-organisation of events or teaching/training. Associate Membership is usually through invitation by the Co-Directors.

This list is currently under construction

Lucy Abbott (Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford)

Lucy’s research interests are in democratisation, historical sociology and international relations. My regional expertise is in the politics and international relations of the Middle East. 

Colin Atkinson (Research Associate, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow)

Colin’s research interests are primarily the intersection of crime, policing and security.

Thierry Braspenning Balzacq (Professor, Department of Political, Social and Communications Sciences, University of Namur)

Thierry’s research interests are in the fields of critical approaches to security; securitization theory; IR theory; Actor-Network Theory; trust and the institutional design of regional security in particular the EU; technology and security; disciplinary politics and the institutionalization of IR in French speaking countries; research design and qualitative methods.

Monika Gabriela Bartoszewicz (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Vistula University)

Monika's research focuses on international security, terrorism and political violence, radicalisation, migration, societal insecurity, religion and politics, culture and identity in IR.

Annika Bergman Rosamond (Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Lund University)

Annika’s research interests include Gender, feminism and IR with emphasis on security and cosmopolitan protection, popular culture and world politics; celebrity humanitarianism, global politics and gender, Arctic and Nordic internationalism, security, war and peace and feminist foreign policy, and ethical debates in international politics with emphasis on cosmopolitanism, feminist theory and the English School.

Hugh Bochel (Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln)

Hugh works on public policy and his research interests and expertise include ideology into practice and political parties. Related to security, he conducted a 2009 Leverhulme Trust funded project on parliamentary scrutiny of the UK intelligence and security services with Andrew Defty.

Nick Brooke (Teaching Fellow, The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews)

Nick’s research interests include terrorism, nationalism, non-violent protest and identity and the interplay between these phenomena, as well as Scottish and British politics and representations of political violence in popular culture.

Andrew Defty (Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln)

Andrew works on security, intelligence and IR. With Hugh Bochel, he conducted a 2009 Leverhulme Trust funded project on parliamentary scrutiny of the UK intelligence and security services.

Faye Donnelly (Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews)

Faye's research covers critical security studies, securitisation, language games and discourse, sensory security, humanitarian intervention, constructivism and financial security.

Kyle Grayson (Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University)

Kyle’s current research projects include analyses of the politics of targeted killing, political representations in children's literature (with a specific focus on Paddington Bear), and visual politics more generally .His interests include political violence, popular culture and world politics.

Brian Harris (The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political ViolenceUniversity of St Andrews)

Brian’s research looks into terrorism, societal impact, psychology, international relations, security, aviation and law enforcement. He is a criminal psychologist practitioner.  

Jarrod Hayes (Associate Professor of International Security, Department of Political Science and Security Studies Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Jarrod’s research focuses on the role of identity in the construction of security within democracies. His research interests also include issues in environmental security, nuclear weapons proliferation, international rivalries, international relations theory, strategy and arms control, and regional level foreign policy and security dynamics in Europe, South Asia, and East Asia.

Jana Hoenke (Associate Professor in IR, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen)

Jana’s research is concerned with how 'local' and transnational security practices are co-produced and contested, and to what effect. How does that challenge, and help to rethink, International Relations? Much of her work is linked to Sub-Saharan Africa with research conducted in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania and Guinea.

Jef Huysmans (Professor of IR, Queen Mary, University of London)

Jef’s research is on the politics of insecurity, the securitization of migration, and critical methods in security studies and IR. He is working on security and democracy in times of surveillance, the political life of methods, and the political significance of little nothings.

Nataliya Kibita (Teaching Fellow, Department of International History, LSE)

Nataliya’s research interest is Ukraine’s state- and nation-building, and historical explanation of systemic differences between contemporary Ukraine and Russia. Her expertise also includes the Soviet Union, 20th Century Ukraine, History of Soviet Institutions, Soviet Economic History and the Cold War.

Anthony Lang (Professor, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews)

Anthony’s research focuses on global constitutionalism, or how various aspects of the international political and legal order relate to the rule of law and an institutional balance of power.

Christoph Mick (Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick)

Christoph’s research concerns the history of East Central Europe and Russia, including foreign policy. His expertise is in modern Russian and Eastern European History and in the history of science and technology.

Cian O'Driscoll (Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)

Cian’s research interests focus on ethics of war and peace, classical and contemporary just war tradition and the English School of IR Theory.

Eamonn O'Neill (Investigate journalist, Associate Professor in Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University)

Eamonn’s research focuses on crime, intelligence, terrorism & miscarriage of justice cases.

Diana Panke (Professor, Department of Political Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Diana’s research includes participation in the project ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Environmental Conflict and Related Migration’. Her interests and expertise also cover UN-EU relations, regionalisation of international politics, foreign policy analysis and public policy approaches to it, institutions, small states and international norms.

Nina Perkowski (Research Associate, Criminology, University of Hamburg)

Nina's research interests include: Migration and Border Studies, Critical Security Studies, International Political Sociology, Humanitarianism and Human Rights.

Lisa Schweiger (University of Groningen)

Lisa’s research is on the functions of silence in diplomatic discourses on counterterrorism force and targeted killings. Her interests and expertise include the UNSC, the war on terror, discourse theory, critical theory, international law and IR, law and regulation.

Baldur Thorhallsson (Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland)

Baldur’s main research focuses on European Studies (European integration, EU member states, decision-making in the EU, Small States in the EU), Small State Studies (theories, small states in Europe), Comparative Politics, Icelandic Domestic and Foreign Policy and International Affairs.

Bill Vlcek (Senior Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews)

Bill's research investigates questions in global financial governance. His past publications concern governance in the areas of offshore finance, international tax competition, money laundering and terrorist finance. 

Renske Vos (Faculty of Law, Public International Law, University of Amsterdam)

Renske’s research is concerned with the ways in which public officials manage legal and political demands and constraints in making the case for EU crisis management, as well as how they themselves make sense of their practices. Her interests and expertise include the politics of transnational law, humanitarian intervention, international security, public administration, sociology of knowledge, and visualizations of law.