School of Social and Political Science

Dr Julia Calvert

Job Title

Senior Lecturer in International / Global Political Economy

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Room number

B.09

Street (Address)

16-19 George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Research interests

Research interests

International political economy, International law and international relations, Political sociology, International development, Trade, Foreign investment, Investor-state dispute settlement, Extractive industries and resource governance, Latin America, Canadian foreign economic policy

Background

My research

Dr. Calvert's research examines the impacts of international investment agreements on policy space with a focus on Latin America (Argentina, Peru and Ecuador). Her recent book, The Politics of Investment Treaties in Latin America (OUP, 2022) explores the conditions under which governments infringe on, and reform, their investment treaties. She is also interested in the legal and political tools  governments and civil society groups use to defend public and political interests in investor-state arbitration. 

Beyond this, her work covers Canadian foreign economic policy and resource governance in the Americas. In the latter area, her work examines how senior mining companies govern global production networks related to metals and minerals and the political controversies associated with it. 

Teaching

Convener International Political Economy research group

International Political Economy (Hons)

Political Economy of Latin America (Hons)

Contemporary Issues in Latin America (PGT)

 

For current and ongoing projects as well as presented papers please contact Dr. Calvert directly. 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Politics and Political Economy 
  • MA in Politics and International Development 

Staff Hours and Guidance

Tuesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please email me to schedule an appointment in advance.