Associates

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.


Lucy Abbott Lucy is Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her 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 Colin is Research Associate at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are primarily the intersection of crime, policing and security.
Thierry Braspenning Balzacq Thierry is Professor in the Department of Political, Social and Communications Sciences at the University of Namur. His 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 Monika is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Vistula University. Her research focuses on international security, terrorism and political violence, radicalisation, migration, societal insecurity, religion and politics, culture and identity in IR.
Ryan Beasley Ryan is Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His research focus is in the areas of Foreign Policy Theory and Political Psychology.
Annika Bergman Rosamond Annika is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Lund University. Her 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 Hugh is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln. He 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 Nick is Teaching Fellow a the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. His 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 Andrew is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln. He 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 Faye is Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her research covers critical security studies, securitisation, language games and discourse, sensory security, humanitarian intervention, constructivism and financial security.
Kyle Grayson Kyle is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. His 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 Brian works at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. His research looks into terrorism, societal impact, psychology, international relations, security, aviation and law enforcement. He is a criminal psychologist practitioner.  
Jarrod Hayes Jarrod is Associate Professor of International Security in the Department of Political Science and Security Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His 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 Jana is Associate Professor in IR, Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen. Her 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 Jef is Professor of IR, at Queen Mary University of London. His 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 Nataliya is Teaching Fellow, Department of International History, LSE. Her 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 Anthony is Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His 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 Christoph is Professor, Department of History at the University of Warwick. His 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 Cian is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. His 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 Eamonn is Investigate journalist and Associate Professor in Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University. His research focuses on crime, intelligence, terrorism & miscarriage of justice cases.
Diana Panke Diana is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Her 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 Nina is Research Associate in Criminology at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include: Migration and Border Studies, Critical Security Studies, International Political Sociology, Humanitarianism and Human Rights.
Lisa Schweiger Lisa is a PhD student at the University of Groningen. Her 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 Baldur is Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland. His 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 Bill is Senior Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. His 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

Renske is a PhD student in Public International Law in the Faculty of Law  at the University of Amsterdam. Her 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.