School of Social and Political Science

Luke Stephens

Job Title

PhD Student


Luke Stephens is currently a PhD student based in the School of Social and Political Studies (SPS) at the University of Edinburgh. His thesis is focused on exploring British foreign policy and national identity, examining how the latter has impacted the shift from 'East of Suez' retrenchment to international re-engagement in the age of 'Global Britain. His research interests include British foreign policy, state identity, the international relations of East and Southeast Asia, and Singaporean domestic politics.


East Asian Relations MSc - University of Edinburgh

Politics & International Relations BSc - University of Bristol

Membership of Research Groups

International Relations Research Group - University of Edinburgh

Foreign Policy Research Group - University of Edinburgh

Invited Lectures & Presentations

Contentious Acts in Controlled Spaces: A Singaporean Protest Event Analysis - Invited Speaker to International Relations Research Group (University of Edinburgh) - January 2021

Research interests