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Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Monalisa Adhikari Indian security and foreign policy,Chinese Foreign Policy,International peacebuilding,Fragile and conflict affected states,Political settlements,International Engagement,Emerging powers,Fragile States,South Asia,Nepal,Myanmar  

s1349960@sms.ed.ac.uk
Talal Alkhadher The moderation of Islamists and secular trends in Egypt Middle East Politics,State formation,Arab political thought,Modernity,Moderation Theory,Social movements,Secularism,Islamic political thought,Egypt  

T.Alkhadher@ed.ac.uk
Camilo Ardila Arévalo Peace and conflict,Theories of democracy,Comparative constitutionalism,just war theory,ethics,Peace and reconciliation processes  

Camilo.Ardila@ed.ac.uk
Gavin Barber Political parties,Comparative European Politics,Organisation Studies 3.12, Chrystal MacMillan Building 

G.R.Barber@sms.ed.ac.uk
Francesca Batzella Faithful agent or independent actor? The European Commission in the external dimension of EU Energy Policy European Union,European Integration,EU Energy Policy,EU external relations,European Commission,Academic teaching  

f.batzella@herts.ac.uk
Emilia Belknap Independent Women: Investigating the Gender Gap in Support for Independence Referenda Gender & International Relations,Gender Theory,Scottish Politics,Nationalism and National Identity,Devolution and constitutional change in the UK,Critical Feminism,Feminist Theories and Research Practices,Voting behaviour,political behaviour,Comparative Political Behavior G.10 

Emilia.Belknap@ed.ac.uk
Francesco Bertoldi Territorial politics,Elections,Ethnic conflict,Northern 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 Political Theory,Statelessness,Territorial Rights,The Ethics of Migration  

Benedikt.Buechel@ed.ac.uk
Thomas Charman The Discursive Construction of Sexual Violence against Men in Conflict: A Discourse-Theoretical Analysis of NGO and International Legal Documents 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 Rm 3.14, Chrystal MacMillan Building 

tcharman@exseed.ed.ac.uk, s1460585@sms.ed.ac.uk
Christina Dineen 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 Data Protection Attitudes. Comparative study of Mexico and Spain privacy,online privacy,Cyberspace as political space,Political Culture,public policy,Comparative Politics,Big Data Analytics,big data,Science and technology,data protection,behaviour,attitudes,Quantitative Analysis,policy preferences  

Yazmin.Morlet@ed.ac.uk
Cleo Davies Understanding organizational action in the European Commission: The European Union's supervisory response to the financial crisis International Organisations,European studies,The politics of financial market supervision and regulation,International Political Economy Graduate office - Chrystal Macmillan Building 

cleo.davies@ed.ac.uk
Kathy Dodworth NGO legitimation as practice: crafting political space in Tanzania Theories of Legitimacy,Social capital,Foucault,state-society relations,NGOs and Development,Non-state actors,Bourdieu,Ethnography,Tanzania,African studies 2.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building 

kathy.dodworth@ed.ac.uk
Adrian Favero The Role of Polish Cities in Shaping Attitudes of Urban, Educated Youth towards European Integration European Union,Urban Governance,Return / transnational migration,Europeanisation and Globalisation,Central Eastern Europe  

A.Favero@ed.ac.uk
Louis Fletcher History of International Political Thought,Genealogical Critique,Political Realism,Critical Theory,Democratic Peace,Philosophy of History,Peace Research,Utopianism  

louis.fletcher@ed.ac.uk
Isabella Gabrovsky Exile or Refuge?: Comparing Attitudes towards National Identity and Immigration Through the Experiences of Syrian Refugees in England and Scotland Britain,ethnography,identity politics,Migration and development,minority rights,Multiculturalism,nationalism,Policy,National Identity 1.06 

Isabella.Gabrovsky@ed.ac.uk
Barbara Gaweda No country for losers? Gender, (in)equality, and the discursive construction of subjects and values in Polish politics 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
Joe Gazeley Mali,Foreign Policy Analysis,EU External Relations,European Security,French Postcolonial Relations,State Formation  

Joe.Gazeley@ed.ac.uk
Victor Gigleux International Relations,Small States,European studies,International peace-keeping operations,EU external relations,Role Theory,Foreign Policy Analysis Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44(0)7842555104
victorgigleux14@gmail.com
Omar Alejandro Loera Mexico,Foreign Policy,Domestic sources of Foreign Policy,Geopolitics,Mexico-U.S. relations,Autonomy in Foreign Policy,the structure/agency problem,Role Theory 1.06 
+44 7712128579
o.loera@ed.ac.uk
Alice Hague Faithful advocates: Faith communities and environmental activism in Scotland. 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 Fridge Experiments: Exploring the relationship between implicit attachment to the EU and trust European Identities, Public Attachment to the EU, Public Attitudes, Experimental Approaches  

philipp.heinrich@ed.ac.uk
Jessica E. Hewkin Politics of immigration,Policy construction,American politics/history/political development,Feminist Research  

jessica.hewkin@ed.ac.uk
Yukinori Iwaki Global Justice from Outside-the-Box Social and Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Global justice,poverty,Environment,labour,time,Climate change  

yiwaki@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Marc S. Jacob Elections,organizations and institutions,Political parties,Quantitative Research,Comparative Political Behavior  

M.S.Jacob@sms.ed.ac.uk
Patrick Jahnke Asset Manager Capitalism: The Causes and Consequences of the Re-Concentration of Shareholder Ownership Socially Responsible Investment (SRI),Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),International Political Economy,Stakeholder Theory,Financial Intermediation,Corporate Governance,Fiduciary Capitalism,Agency Theory,Shareholder Voting Rights Politics and International Relations 
+49 172 342 7533
p.d.jahnke@sms.ed.ac.uk
Beth Katz Social inclusion,Politics of immigration,Adaptation,Interdisciplinary research,Multi-level governance,Adaptive governance,Diversity,Inequality,Innovation,Immigration,Cross-sector collaboration,Coproduction,Mixed methods  

beth.katz@ed.ac.uk
Nicole Koenig 3.12 

nicole.koenig1@gmail.com
Hsinyen Lai 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 4.14 

s1264771@sms.ed.ac.uk
Benjamin Leruth Differentiated Integration in the European Union: a Comparative Study of Government Preferences in Finland, Sweden and Norway European Integration,European Union,British Politics,Comparative Politics,Regionalism,Nordic Politics  

b.j.leruth@kent.ac.uk
Siqi Li  
+44(0)7598465990
S1266509@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yue Liu Power and law: state interactions in the South China Sea and the regional maritime order in the 21st century International Relations,Regional Security,International Law of the Sea,Maritime Disputes,Geopolitics,China and East Asia,Southeast Asia,International Order Transformation,US-China/Asia relations  

liu.yue@ed.ac.uk
Ritumbra Manuvie Governance of Climate Change Related Migrations in Assam (India) Climate change Migration,Governance,Public Policy,Institutions and institutional change,South Asia,Borderlands,Wicked Problems 3.12 

s0978558@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sissela Matzner Foreign Policy,Political parties,Responsibility,Narratives,Humanitarianism,Political violence,Conflict,Military intervention  

Oscar Moreno-Martinez Technological innovation in the Colombian war. Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and Terror (1993–2012) Technology and Innovation Studies,Colombian Armed Conflict,Military-Technical Change,Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency,United States Foreign Security Policy,War Studies Rm 1.04, Old Surgeons' Hall 

oscar.moreno@ed.ac.uk
Wassim Mroue Middle East Politics,IR and Middle East,Sectarianism  

s1675407@sms.ed.ac.uk
Cera Murtagh Fighting for the Centre: Multi-Ethnic Parties in Post-Conflict Societies in Comparative Perspective Post-conflict societies,Peace and conflict,Ethnicity and Identity,Nationalism and National Identity,Political parties,Social movements,gender politics Room 3.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building 
0131 651 3785
c.e.murtagh@sms.ed.ac.uk
Tanita Jill Poeggel Struggles around Detention and Deportation of Non-Citizens in Germany 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 Ioana Popescu (re)humanisation,Peace and conflict,participatory research,Arts-Based Research Methods,Theatre & Performance,political emotions,Intercultural Communication,Identity and Alterity  

Ioana.Popescu@ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Remond 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 3.12 

a.remond@ed.ac.uk
Alec Ross Towards a More Just Asylum Regime: Quotas, Metrics and a 'Fair Share' Social and Political Theory,Refugee studies,Applied ethics,Human rights,refugees/migration and displacement;,marketisation,Immigration and asylum policy,Forced migration  
(+44) (0)738 068 0708
Alec.Ross@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Sofiane Sahnoun Active Citizenship for British Muslims under the Coalition Government identity politics,national identity,Citizenship and belonging  
07778144310
s1368857@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anthony Salamone European integration,European Union,Brexit,Scottish-European relations,UK-EU relations,Scottish politics,Devolution,British politics,UK foreign policy,Public opinion,Public policy,Europeanisation,Comparative politics  

A.M.Salamone@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Fiona Sarwar Human rights,Foreign Policy,Scotland,Sub-state diplomacy,Paradiplomacy,Feminist Foreign Policy,Scottish Government,Women,Peace and Security,Peace and conflict,Scottish Nationalism,Rights-based Approaches,Devolution and UK constitution  

F.J.Sarwar@sms.ed.ac.uk
Andrew Scott Policy reasons or policy networks? The factors influencing shale gas policy-making within the British government. energy politics,energy security,business regulation,environmental politics,Public policy,Comparative Politics,policy networks,policy community,Politics of oil Chrystal Macmillan Building 

s0823307@sms.ed.ac.uk
Judith Sijstermans Evaluating the Impact of Transnational Party Collaboration on European Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties 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 Political theory,Political philosophy,Marxism,Critical theory,Resistance,Contentious politics,Political affect,Radical democracy,Civil disobedience  

Lukas.Slothuus@ed.ac.uk
Saskia Smellie Explaining Variation in Refugee Protection Policy in the EU: National Role Conceptions and Domestic Political Constraints Politics of Migration and Asylum Policy,Responsibility-Sharing,European Union,Foreign Policy,Role Theory School of Social & Political Science 
07530 882515
Saskia.Smellie@ed.ac.uk
Deanna Soloninka State-minority relations,International organisations,European institutions,Nationalism and national identity,Minority rights,post-Soviet politics,Comparative politics  

d.soloninka@ed.ac.uk
Damian Strycharz National role conceptions and foreign policy change: Russia’s divergent reactions to crises in the post-Soviet space Russian foreign policy,Foreign policy analysis,Role theory,Post-Soviet space  

damian.strycharz@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Yifang Sun PhD of Politics political psychology,US foreign policy,Foreign Policy Analysis  

s1563324@sms.ed.ac.uk
Consuelo Thiers Not quite a Pacific Ocean: the role of leader's beliefs in shaping South American enduring rivalries 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 Army of Dolls: Discursive and Substantive Representations of Women in Sub-State Nationalist Movements Feminism,Nationalism,women's and social movements,Critical Discourse Analysis,Gender and conflict  

s1269429@sms.ed.ac.uk
Patrick Utz Territorial politics,Party politics,Europeanization  

patrick.utz@ed.ac.uk
Kim Vender Climate Change Policy,International Responsibility,Chinese Foreign Policy,Foreign Policy Change,Role Theory  

kim.vender@ed.ac.uk
Ingmar Versolmann Explaining European Energy Policy - Policy making through a Historical Institutionalist framework European Union,EU Energy Policy,New Institutionalism,EU external relations,European Intergration,Energy politics,Energy security 4.14 
+44 (0) 778 774 4004
I.Versolmann@sms.ed.ac.uk
Gisli Vogler Towards an ethos of reality: Judging Responsibility-for-Complicity political theory,Social theory,Political memory and historical injustice,Theories of democracy,Power,the structure/agency problem,Critical Social and Political Theory Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh 

s1668190@sms.ed.ac.uk
Cat Wayland Critical Social and Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Methodology in political theory,Exclusion,Critical epistemologies,politics of knowldge production,Decolonisation,Intersectionality 2.43 

cwayland@ed.ac.uk
Luba Zatsepina-McCreadie The Role of Nuclear Identities in Shaping Nuclear Decisions (US and USSR). Nuclear Weapons,Identity,Non-proliferation,Post-structuralism,Discourse Analysis,Gender,Cold War,IR and Security studies 3.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

L.Zatsepina@sms.ed.ac.uk, lzatsepi@exseed.ed.ac.uk