Academic staff

Academic Staff
Contact details and research interests

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AINLEY, Dr Kirsten
Assistant Professor

Email: k.a.ainley@lse.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7107 5118 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.7.07

Research interests:

International political theory; international ethics; politics of international law; humanitarian intervention; human rights.

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ALDEN, Professor J Chris
Professor of International Relations

Email: j.c.alden@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7386 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.13

Research interests:

Foreign policy analysis; African interstate relations; south-south relations, post-conflict peace building.

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BARKAWI, Dr Tarak
Associate Professor (Reader)

Email: t.k.barkawi@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7526 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.07

Research interests:

War and Society; Postcolonial Thought; Empire and Imperialism; Globalization and World History; Historical Sociology.

Personal Website

on leave 2017-18

BAYLY, Dr Martin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: m.j.bayly@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: tbc

Research interests:

Contemporary International Relations theory; constructivism; history, empire, and IR; Afghanistan and South Asia; the disciplinary history of IR; expertise, knowledge, and foreign policy.

Personal Website

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

BICCHI, Dr Federica
Associate Professor

Email: f.c.bicchi@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7987 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.13

Research interests:

European foreign policy; EU relations with Mediterranean countries and the Middle East; the role of knowledge in policy-making within the EU.

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on leave 2017-18

BOCSE, Dr Alexandra-Maria
Fellow

Email: a.bocse@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: tbc

Research interests:

International and regional governance, the European Union and Eastern Europe, international energy and environmental politics, energy security and emerging security challenges.

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

CALLAHAN, Professor William
Professor of International Relations

Email: w.callahan@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6973 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.07

Research interests:

Identity and security; culture and politics; post-structural IR theory; global politics of China; East Asian IR; Chinese nationalism; India-China relations; Chinese and East Asian IR theory.

Personal website
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CHWIEROTH, Professor Jeffrey
Professor of International Relations

Email: j.m.chwieroth@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7209 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.11

Research interests:

International political economy of money and finance; International organisations, especially the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; Sovereign Wealth Funds; Hedge Funds; Economic norms and ideas; Cross-national policy diffusion; Emerging Markets.

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Personal Website 

On buyout, 2016-19 inclusive

COKER, Professor Christopher
Professor of International Relations

Email: c.coker@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7387 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.09

Research interests:

US foreign policy; Atlantic Alliance and UK defence policy in the 1990s; war and civil conflict.

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Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students 

DAFE, Dr Florence
Fellow

Email: f.dafe@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.10

Research interests:

 

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

DALACOURA, Dr Katerina
Associate Professor

Email: k.dalacoura@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7398 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.11

Research interests:

Democracy and human rights in the Middle East with special emphasis on Egypt, Iran and Turkey; Western policy and the Middle East; political Islam; the international politics of culture and religion with particular reference to Islam.

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MENARA Project

 

DILL, Dr Janina
Assistant Professor

Email: j.dill1@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7379 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.12

Research interests:

International Relations Theory, International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Just War Theory, the Changing Character of War, Air Warfare

Personal Website

DIXON, Dr Matthew
David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow (DINAM)

Email: m.dixon@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.05

Research interests:

 

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

DODGE, Professor Toby
Professor of International Relations
also Head of Middle East Centre

Email: b.t.dodge@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6176 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.6.10

Research interests:

The post-colonial state in the international system; the politics of intervention and regime change;
counter-insurgency, civil war and political violence; Iraq and the International Relations of the Middle East.

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Webpage 

ECONOMIDES, Dr Spyros
Associate Professor
also in The European Institute

Email: s.economides@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7384 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: COW.2.07

Research interests:

European foreign policy; European security and defence; International politics of Southeastern Europe; ex-Yugoslavia.

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FALKNER, Dr Robert
Associate Professor (Reader)

Email: r.falkner@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: TW2.11.01F

Research interests:

International political economy, especially global environmental politics; trade policy, global governance and global firms in world politics.

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GERGES, Professor Fawaz A
Professor of International Relations

Email: f.gerges@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7393 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.06

Research interests: 

Arab and Muslim politics in the 20th century; mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups; religion, oil and politics; American foreign policies towards the Muslim world; the international relations of the Middle East; the Arab-Israeli conflict; authoritarianism and democratic transition.

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Personal Website

 

HAACKE, Dr Jurgen
Associate Professor
also Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

Email: j.haacke@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7399 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.7.09

Research interests:

Security and international politics of Southeast Asia, ASEAN, East Asian regionalism, Burma/Myanmar; foreign policy analysis.

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HAN, Dr Yuna
Fellow

Email: y.c.han@lse.ac.uk

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.02

Research interests:

 

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

HEARSON, Dr Martin
Fellow

Email: m.hearson@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.04

Research interests:

International tax, developing countries, global economic governance, foreign direct investment.

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Personal website

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

HOFFMAN, Mr Mark
Associate Professor

Email: m.hoffman@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7101 5197 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: OLD.1.09

Research interests:

Contemporary international relations theory; conflict analysis; mediation in international and civil conflicts.

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on leave 2017-18

HUGHES, Professor Chris
Professor of International Relations

Email:  c.r.hughes@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6157 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: 95A.1.15

Research interests:

Asia-Pacific international politics; Chinese foreign policy and international relations; Chinese nationalism; PRC-Taiwan relations.

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on leave 2017-18

JACKSON-PREECE, Dr Jennifer
Associate Professor
also in The European Institute

Email: j.jackson-preece@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6109 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: COW.2.06

Research interests:

Nationalism; history; ethnic conflict; minority rights; irredentism; multiculturalism; Europe; North America; European states system; secession; European security.

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KOENIG-ARCHIBUGI, Dr Mathias
Associate Professor (Reader)
also in the Government Department

Email: m.koenig-archibugi@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7193 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CON.4.08

Research interests:

International relations theory; European political integration; globalisation and global governance; international health governance; international labour standards.

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Personal website

LAKE, Dr Milli
Assistant Professor

Email: m.lake@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7379 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.12

Research interests:

Civil wars, political violence, security, state-building, rule of law, governance, Sub-Saharan Africa

Personal website

LANKINA, Professor Tomila
Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Email: t.lankina@lse.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5239 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.6.12

Research interests:

Russia and Eurasia domestic politics and foreign policy; the legacies of colonialism and empire; transnational influences on sub-national democracy and development; democratization; regionalism, federalism, sub-national governance.

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LAWSON, Dr George
Associate Professor

Email:  g.lawson@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5362 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.12

Research interests:

Revolutions; global modernity; historical sociology; history and IR; International Relations theory.

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Personal Website

 

MAURER, Dr Heidi
Fellow

Email: tbc
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.04

Research interests:

tbc

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

MAY, Dr Cindy
Fellow

Email: c.l.may@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.-4

Research interests:

tbc

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

MEIBAUER Dr Gustav
Fellow

Email: g.m.meibauer@lse.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.04

Research interests:   US foreign policy, foreign policy decision-making, intervention, coercive diplomacy, neoclassical realism

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

MEIERHENRICH, Dr Jens
Associate Professor

Email: j.meierhenrich@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7394 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.6.07

Research interests:

International courts and international organizations; foreign, comparative, and international law; genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes; transitional justice; politics of memory.

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Personal Website

MESEGUER, Dr Covadonga
Associate Professor

Email:  c.meseguer@lse.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7062 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: 95A.1.13 

Research interests:

International Political Economy, Political Economy of International Migration, Globalization and Development, Political Economy of Latin America.

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Personal Website

MILLAR, Dr Katharine
Assistant Professor

Email: k.m.millar@lse.ac.uk   
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6788 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.10

Research interests:

Gender and international politics; poststructural, queer, and feminist political thought; critical war and military studies; violence and political community; civil-military relations, particularly in liberal democracies.

MORRISON, Dr James
Assistant Professor

Email:  j.a.morrison@lse.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7171 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: 95A.1.14

Research interests:

International political economy; ideas and intellectuals in foreign policy; international organisation; history of political and economic thought; British economic history; and early American history.

Personal Website

NAYLOR, Dr Tristen
Fellow

Email: t.naylor@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.04

Research interests:   Diplomacy, G7, G20, International Summits, Global Governance, International Society, The English School, International Relations Theory, International Political Sociology, Canadian Foreign Policy

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

ROSSDALE, Dr Chris
Fellow

Email: c.rossdale@lse.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: tbc

Research interests:

Social movements and resistance; poststructural, feminist and queer international theory; critical security studies; war and militarism; anarchism.

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Personal Website

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

SEDELMEIER, Dr Ulrich
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning)

Email:  u.sedelmeier@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7166 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.06

Research interests:

Theories of international institutions; theoretical approaches to European integration; the EU's eastern enlargement; the impact of EU conditionality on candidate countries; EU foreign policy.

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SHARMA, Dr Serena
Fellow
(50% with Government Department)

Email: s.k.sharma1@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7805 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CON.3.16

Research interests:

The Responsibility to Protect, Humanitarian Intervention, Ethics of War

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

SIDEL, Professor John
Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics
jointly in the Government Department

Email:  j.t.sidel@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 6032 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CON.4.02

Research interests:

Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia and the Philippines; Islam in world politics; religious violence; local politics; transnational social movements.

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Personal Website

 

SMITH, Professor Karen E
Professor of International Relations

Email:  k.e.smith@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 6332 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.09

Research interests:

International relations of the European Union, EU foreign policy system, human rights and foreign policy, EU and European state ethical foreign policy, genocide.

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Personal Website

on leave Lent Term 2017-18

TRUBOWITZ, Professor Peter
Professor of International Relations
Head of Department
also Head of United States Research Centre

Email:  p.trubowitz@lse.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6978 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.4.05

Research interests:

U.S. grand strategy and foreign policy; Sino-American relations; U.S. parties and elections; international security; comparative foreign policy; political geography.

Personal Website
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WILLIAMS, Dr Zoe
Fellow

Email: z.p.williams@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 tbc (if no reply please email instead)
Room: LCH.2.10

Research interests:

tbc

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

WILSON, Dr Peter
Associate Professor

Email: p.c.wilson@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7391 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.5.10

Research interests:

History of international thought; inter-war idealism; post-war American realism; the English school; sociology of international law.

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on leave 2017-18

WOOLCOCK, Dr Stephen
Associate Professor

Email: s.b.woolcock@lse.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7696 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: CLM.6.13

Research interests:

Regional trade and integration agreements; European trade policy; economic diplomacy; international trade and investment policy and the World Trade Organisation.

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on leave LT and ST 2017-18

ZHANG, Dr Shuxiu
Fellow

Email: s.zhang10@lse.ac.uk   
Tel:   +44 (0)20 7955 6887 (if no reply please email instead)
Room: 95A.1.12

Research interests:

Economic diplomacy, international trade and investment, climate change, economic negotiation processes, China, Asia-Pacific, South Pacific region.

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Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students

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