Graduate school

Our Students

Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Gavin Barber Political parties,Comparative European Politics,Organisation Studies G.R.Barber@sms.ed.ac.uk
Francesca Batzella European Union,European Integration,EU Energy Policy,EU external relations,European Commission,Academic teaching f.batzella@herts.ac.uk
Sayra van den Berg peacebuilding,Transitional justice,Peace and conflict S.VandenBerg@ed.ac.uk
Francesco Bertoldi 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
Ekaterina Braginskaia Muslim minority representation,Comparative Politics,Russian Politics,Institutionalist approaches and social movement organistions,Migration and citizenship ekaterina.braginskaia@ed.ac.uk
Benedikt Buechel Political Theory,Territorial Rights,Immigration,Global Justice,International Relations Benedikt.Buechel@ed.ac.uk
Andrew Byrne +44 755 489 3056
aqbyrne@gmail.com
Thomas Charman 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 Contemporary political theory,Political philosophy,Applied ethics,Ethics and morality,Resource allocation,Well-being,Bioethics Doctoral Researcher
christina.dineen@ed.ac.uk
Hilary Cornish Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency,Armed Forces,International Relations of the Middle East,The Military in Global Politics,Gender & International Relations,Masculinities h.a.cornish@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yazmin Morlet Corti 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 International Organisations,European studies,The politics of financial market supervision and regulation,International Political Economy cleo.davies@ed.ac.uk
Kathy Dodworth 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
Andrew Drever Political philosophy,political philosophy methodology,Marxism,Rawlsianism,critical theory a.w.drever-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Adrian Favero Europeanization,European Union,Identity formation,Globalizationsation and personal life,urban sociology,identity politics,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
Barbara Gaweda 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 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 Mexico,Role Theory,Foreign Policy,Domestic sources of Foreign Policy,Geopolitics,Mexico-U.S. relations,Autonomy in Foreign Policy,the structure/agency problem o.loera@ed.ac.uk
Alice Hague Environment,Climate change,political theology,community activism,faith-based activism,advocacy,mobilisation,environmental politics,environmental ethics,UK,USA,Sweden alice.hague(at)ed.ac.uk
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Philipp Heinrich European Identities, Public Attachment to the EU, Public Attitudes, Experimental Approaches philipp.heinrich@ed.ac.uk
Ibrahim Sani Elections,Political parties,Participation,Political representation,Civil Society and Democratization,participatory and deliberative democracy I.Sani@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yukinori Iwaki Social and Political Theory,Political Philosophy,Global justice,poverty,Environment,labour,time,Climate change s1000816@sms.ed.ac.uk
Patrick Jahnke 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
Laura Kandle Islamic political thought,Islamism,Foreign Policy Analysis,IR and Middle East,Role Theory,State Socialization,Partisan Politics,Party Competition,Egyptian politics,Tunisian politics,Civil Society and Democratization
Oliver Kearns Secrecy,War and media,Debris,Covert state violence,Presence/absence,Drone strikes,Witnessing O.B.Kearns@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nicole Koenig nicole.koenig1@gmail.com
Konstantinos Kostagiannis classical realism,International Relations,International theory,nationalism kkostagi(at)exseed.ed.ac.uk
Hsinyen Lai Middle East Politics,Historical sociology,ideas and foreign policy,the Arab Left,the Gulf region s1264771@sms.ed.ac.uk
Benjamin Leruth 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 International Relations,Regional Security,International Law of the Sea,Maritime Disputes s1619342@sms.ed.ac.uk
Shamiran Mako International Relations,Comparative Politics,International Relations of the Middle East,Governing in divided societies,Iraq and the Middle East,Institutions and institutional change,State building,Ethnic conflict,Territorial politics smako@wcfia.harvard.edu
Sissela Matzner Foreign Policy,Political parties,Responsibility,Narratives,Humanitarianism,Humanitarian intervention,Political violence,Conflict
May Darwich International Relations of the Middle East,International Relations,Middle East Politics,IR and the Middle East,Balance of power,identity politics,ideas and foreign policy,Political Islam may.darwich@durham.ac.uk
Oscar Moreno-Martinez Technology and Innovation Studies,Colombian Armed Conflict,Military-Technical Change,Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency,United States Foreign Security Policy,War Studies +44 744 911 5542
oscar.moreno@ed.ac.uk
Wassim Mroue Middle East Politics,IR and Middle East,Sectarianism,the Gulf region,Israeli-Palestinian conflict s1675407@sms.ed.ac.uk
Cera Murtagh 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 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
James Nyomakwa-Obimpeh S1066747@sms.ed.ac.uk
P. Trent Olsen Asylum,Human rights,identity politics,LGBT studies P.T.Olsen@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nina Perkowski EU border management,Frontex,Migration,Humanitarianism,border security,Human rights,critical migration research,European Union migration policy,irregular migration,critical security studies n.perkowski@sms.ed.ac.uk
Tanita Jill Poeggel 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
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Lorenzo Ranalli l.s.ranalli@sms.ed.ac.uk
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Zoey Reeve Social psychology Z.Reeve@sms.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 a.remond@ed.ac.uk
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Sofiane Sahnoun identity politics,national identity,Citizenship and belonging 07778144310
s1368857@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anthony Salamone 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
Elisabeth Schweiger UN Security Council,War on terror,Discourse Theory,critical theory,International Law & International Relations,Law and Regulation eschweig@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Andrew Scott 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 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 Lukas.Slothuus@ed.ac.uk
Saskia Smellie Politics of Migration and Asylum Policy,Responsibility-Sharing,European Union,Foreign Policy,Role Theory 07530 882515
Saskia.Smellie@ed.ac.uk
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Yifang Sun political psychology,US foreign policy,Foreign Policy Analysis s1563324@sms.ed.ac.uk
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Cleo Davies
Consuelo Thiers 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 Feminism,Nationalism,women's and social movements,Critical Discourse Analysis,Gender and conflict s1269429@sms.ed.ac.uk
Patrick Utz Territorial politics,Federalism,Nationalism and Devolution,Party politics,Multi-level party politics,European Union,Europeanization,Language policy,identity politics,Consociationalism patrick.utz@ed.ac.uk
Ingmar Versolmann 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 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
Renske Vos international law,Transnational Law,EU Crisis Management,EU military operations,International Security,governance,Practice Theory,Migration,Libya r.n.vos@vu.nl
Cat Wayland 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 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