Welcome and congratulations: LSE celebrates new hires and honours since September 2012 *
Dr Beatrice Acciaio
to join Department of Statistics (from Perugia)
Dr Acciaio is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics at the University of Perugia and part of the Mathematical Finance Group at Vienna University.
Professor Marc Baer
to join Department of International History (from UC, Irvine)
Professor Baer is currently Professor of History at University of California, Irvine. His areas of interest include European and Middle Eastern, Islamic and Jewish history, from the early modern era to the present.
Dr Tarak Barkawi
joins Department of International Relations (from New School, NY)
Dr Barkawi joins LSE from the New School for Social Research in New York where he was Associate Professor of Politics. He specialises in the study of war, armed forces and society with a focus on conflict between the West and the global South.
Dr Frederic Basso
joins Department of Social Psychology (from Rennes 1)
Dr Basso joins LSE from the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rennes 1 where he is Associate Professor. His research interests cover embodied, situated and grounded cognition in consumer and organisational behaviour.
Dr Uta Bindl
joins Department of Management (from Western Australia)
Dr Bindl is currently Assistant Professor in the Business School at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests lie in understanding how organisations can promote positive behaviours at work.
Mr Michael Blackwell
to join Department of Law (LSE)
Michael Blackwell is a non-practising solicitor and ESRC PhD student in LSE’s Methodology Department, where he has taught applied statistics. He has also taught in the Department of Law. He will join the Department of Law as an Assistant Professor of tax law.
Dr Lars Boerner
joined Department of Economic History (from Free University, Berlin)
Dr Boerner joined LSE from the Free University of Berlin, where he was Junior Professor for Economic History. He was previously a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Research Fellow at the European University Institute.
Professor Catherine Boone
to join Departments of International Development and Government (from UT, Austin)
Professor Boone is Professor of Government and Fellow of the Long Endowed Chair in Democratic Studies at the University of Texas.
Professor Craig Calhoun
joined LSE as Director in September 2012 (from NYU)
Professor Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics.
Professor Luciano Campi
joins Department of Statistics (from LAGA, University Paris 13)
Professor Campi is Professor of Applied Mathematics at LAGA, University Paris 13, and before Paris 13 was Assistant Professor at University Paris Dauphine.
Dr Ryan Centner
joins the Department of Geography and Environment (from Tufts)
Dr Centner is an urban and development scholar. He was Assistant Professor at Tufts University, where he lectured and advised in Sociology, International Relations, Urban & Environmental Planning, and Latin American Studies.
Professor Nick Couldry
to join Department of Media and Communications (from Goldsmiths)
Professor Couldry has been Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths since 2006.
Dr Neil Cummins
to join Department of Economic History (from Queens College, City University, New York)
Dr Cummins is currently Assistant Professor of Economics at Queens College, City University of New York.
Dr Christoph Czichowsky
joins Department of Mathematics (from Vienna)
Dr Christoph Czichowsky joins the Department of Mathematics from the University of Vienna. He obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2011.
Dr Andrew Ellis
joins Department of Economics (from Boston)
Dr Ellis received his PhD from Boston University earlier this year. He works in microeconomic theory, particularly decision theory and political economy, and will be teaching microeconomic theory and applied economic theory.
Professor Katy Gardner
joined Department of Anthropology (from Sussex)
Professor Gardner joined LSE from Sussex where she was Professor of Anthropology. Her doctoral research examined the cultural and social changes associated with international migration and globalisation in Bangladesh.
Professor Alessandro Gavazza
joined Department of Economics (from NYU)
Before arriving at LSE Professor Gavazza was Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Stern. Prior to joining NYU Stern, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management.
Dr Matthew Gentry
joined Department of Economics (from Vanderbilt)
Dr Matthew Gentry joined LSE from Vanderbilt University, where he earned his PhD and MSc in Economics. He specialises in industrial organisation, auctions, microeconometrics and empirical microeconomics.
Dr Ilka Gleibs
joined Department of Social Psychology (from Surrey)
Dr Gleibs joined LSE from the University of Surrey, where she was a Lecturer in Experimental Social Psychology. Prior to this she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Exeter. She specialises in social identity change.
Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe
joined Department of Finance (from Columbia)
Dr Gonzalez-Uribe joined LSE as a Lecturer in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where she earned her PhD in Economics and Finance.
Dr Ben Groom
joined the Department of Geography and Environment (from SOAS)
Dr Groom joined LSE from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He specialises in environmental and development economics and applied econometrics.
Professor Emily Grundy
to join Department of Social Policy (from Cambridge)
Professor Grundy will join LSE from the University of Cambridge where she is currently Professor of Demography.
Professor Keith Hart
(Pretoria) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Departments of International Development and Anthropology)
Professor Hart co-directs research in the Human Economy programme at the University of Pretoria and is Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at Goldsmiths.
Professor J Vernon Henderson
to join Department of Geography and Environment (from Brown)
Professor Henderson will join LSE as a School Professor from Brown University, where he is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Urban Studies.
Dr Timothy Hildebrandt
joined Department of Social Policy (from King's College London)
Dr Timothy Hildebrandt is Lecturer in Social Policy and Development in the Department of Social Policy.
Professor Sir John Hills
knighted for services to social policy
Professor Sir John Hills was knighted for services to social policy in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE.
Professor Jeremy Horder
to join Department of Law (from King’s College London)
Professor Horder is currently Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law at King’s College London.
Dr Devika Hovell
joined Department of Law (from Birmingham)
Dr Hovell joined the Department of Law from the University of Birmingham. Her research interests include the United Nations, the use of force, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international dispute resolution.
Dr Ryan Jablonski
to join Department of Government (from UC, San Diego)
Dr Jablonski will join LSE from the University of California, San Diego. He specialises in the international political economy of development.
Dr Alasdair Jones
joined Department of Methodology (from UC, Berkeley)
Dr Jones graduated with a first class degree (with distinction) in Geography from Cambridge in 2002 before being awarded an ESRC studentship.
Professor Matthew Jones
to join Department of International History (from Nottingham)
Professor Jones is Professor of Modern History at Nottingham. He is currently writing the official history of the UK strategic nuclear deterrent and the Chevaline programme.
Professor Bjorn Jorgensen
to join Department of Accounting (from Colorado)
Professor Jorgensen is currently Professor of Accounting at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Professor Naila Kabeer
to join Gender Institute (from SOAS)
Professor Kabeer will join LSE from the School of Oriental and African Studies where she has been Professor of Development Studies for the last three years.
Dr Heather Kappes
joined Department of Management (from NYU)
Dr Kappes joined LSE after earning a PhD in Social Psychology at New York University. Her research focuses on phenomena related to motivation and goal pursuit.
Professor Adam Kuper
(Boston) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Department of Anthropology)
Professor Kuper is a Visiting Professor at the University of Boston.
Dr Tomila Lankina
joined Department of International Relations (from De Montfort University)
Dr Lankina joined LSE from De Montfort University in Leicester.
Professor Bruno Latour
(Sciences Po) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to the Department of Sociology)
Professor Latour is currently at Sciences Po. After field studies in Africa and California he specialised in the analysis of scientists and engineers at work.
Dr Neil Lee
joins Department of Geography and Environment (from Work Foundation)
Dr Neil Lee is currently Head of the Socio-Economic Centre at The Work Foundation, one of the UK's leading think tanks. His research interests include labour markets, innovation and cities. He has published widely on issues around innovation and inequality.
Dr Andrew Lewis
to join Department of Mathematics (from Leeds)
Dr Lewis is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Leeds. He specialises in pure mathematics and works in logic, discrete mathematics and game theory. He has worked extensively in computability theory.
Professor Michael Lobban
to join Department of Law (from Queen Mary, London)
Professor Lobban will join LSE from Queen Mary, where he has been since 2001.
Dr Nicholas Long
joined Department of Anthropology (from Cambridge)
Dr Long joined LSE from Cambridge in 2012. He is a specialist in the anthropology of Indonesia and the Malay world.
Dr Igor Makarov
joins Department of Finance (from London Business School)
Dr Makarov joins as an Associate Professor from London Business School where he was an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research focuses on how various frictions and imperfections in financial markets affect the behaviour of economic agents, equilibrium prices, and quantities.
Dr Ian Martin
joined the Department of Finance (from Stanford)
Dr Martin joined the Department of Finance as a visiting Reader from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He does research on financial markets, with a particular focus on the effects of disasters.
Dr Joseph Mazor
joined Department of Philosophy and Department of Government (from Stanford)
Dr Mazor joined LSE from Stanford where he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Ethics in Society. Prior to that he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Human Values in Princeton.
Dr Covadonger Meseguer
to join Department of International Relations (from CIDE, Mexico)
Dr Meseguer is currently Associate Professor in the International Studies Department at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).
Professor Sir David Metcalf
knighted for services to UK migration policy
Professor Sir David Metcalf was knighted for services to UK migration policy in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Dr Julia Morley
to join Department of Accounting (from LSE)
Dr Julia Morley joins LSE as a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, where she is currently a Fellow. She obtained an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.
Dr James Morrison
to join Department of International Relations (from Middlebury College)
Dr Morrison joins LSE from Middlebury College, where he has been Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Professor Sonke Neitzel
joined the Department of International History (from Glasgow)
Professor Neitzel joined LSE from the University of Glasgow. He specialises in the history of international relations, and the history of war, especially the First and Second World Wars.
Professor Iver Neumann
joined Department of International Relations (from Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)
Professor Neumann joined LSE from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He is the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.
Dr Taisuke Otsu
joined the Department of Economics (from Yale)
Dr Otsu joined LSE from Yale University where he was Associate Professor at the Cowles Foundation and the Department of Economics. He specialises in empirical likelihood, non-parametric and semi-parametric methods, and micro-econometrics.
Professor Michael Otsuka
to join Department of Philosophy (from UCL)
Professor Otsuka joins from University College London, where he is currently Professor of Philosophy.
Dr Esra Ozyurek
joins European Institute (from UC, San Diego)
Dr Ozyurek joins LSE from the University of California, San Diego where she has been Associate Professor since 2003. Her work focuses on how politics, religion, and social memory shape and transform each other in contemporary Turkey and Europe.
Dr Tommaso Palermo
joined the Department of Accounting (from Politecnico di Milano)
Dr Palermo joined LSE from Politecnico di Milano.
Ms Sarah Paterson
joined the Department of Law (from Slaughter and May)
Ms Paterson joined LSE from Slaughter and May in London, where she has been a Partner since 2002. Ms Paterson practised corporate recovery, insolvency and finance, advising on many high profile domestic and international transactions.
Dr Gabriel Zucman
Dr Gabriel Zucman to join Department of Economics (from Paris)
Dr Zucman has recently completed his PhD at the Paris School. He studies wealth accumulation from an international macro and public finance perspective.
Dr Jone Pearce
joined the Department of Management (from UC, Irvine)
Dr Pearce joined LSE while continuing in her post at the University of California, Irvine, where she is Dean's Professor of Leadership and Director of the Centre for Global Leadership. She specialises in organisational behaviour, and studies trust.
Dr Ron Peretz
joined Department of Mathematics (from Tel Aviv University)
Dr Peretz joined LSE from Tel Aviv University, Israel where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow. He specialises in game theory, repeated games with bounded memory, and entropy methods in game theory.
Professor Carlota Perez
(Cambridge/Tallinn) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Department of International Development)
Professor Perez specialises in technical change and its impact on development.
Dr Michael Peters
join Department of Economics (from Yale)
Dr Peters joins LSE from the Cowles Foundation at Yale, where he is currently Postdoctoral Associate. His research focuses on economic growth and long-run development and he obtained his PhD at MIT.
Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides
knighted for services to economics
Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides was knighted in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to economics.
Professor Lucinda Platt
to join Department of Social Policy (from London, Institute of Education)
Professor Platt will join LSE from the Institute of Education, London, where she is currently Professor of Sociology and Director and Principal Investigator of the Millennium Cohort Study.
Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz
(Lund) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method)
Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz is Professor of Practical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, University of Lund, Sweden.
Dr Bryan Roberts
to join Department of Philosophy (from University of Southern California)
Dr Roberts is a philosopher of science specialising in the history and philosophy of physics. He received his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Professor Joan R Roses
to join Department of Economic History (from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Professor Roses will join LSE from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where he is Associate Professor and served as Director of the Department of Economic History.
Professor Richard Sennett
joined Department of Sociology (from NYU)
Professor Sennett has a long association with LSE and its Department of Sociology, and recently became a Professor in LSE Cities. He will continue to teach sociology at New York University.
Dr Alpa Shah
joined the Department of Anthropology (from Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Shah joined LSE from Goldsmiths, London, where she was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology.
Dr Mahvish Shami
joined Department of International Development (LSE)
Dr Shami has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and worked as an External Consultant for the World Bank.
Dr Amanda Sheely
to join Department of Social Policy (from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Dr Sheely is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include welfare reform implementation, devolution and service provision.
Dr Lourdes Sosa
to join Department of Management (from London Business School)
Dr Sosa is currently Assistant Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. She researches technology strategy and innovation management.
Professor David Soskice
joined Department of Government (from Oxford)
Professor Soskice is LSE School Professor of Political Science and Economics in the Department of Government.
Professor Fiona Steele
to join Department of Statistics (from Bristol)
Professor Steele will join LSE from Bristol where she has been Professor of Social Statistics since 2008.
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
became President of the British Academy
Lord Stern is Chair of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment and IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE.
Dr Andrea Tamoni
joined the Department of Finance (from Bocconi)
Dr Tamoni is a Lecturer in Finance at LSE. Prior to joining LSE, Dr Tamoni completed a year as a Visiting Scholar at New York University, then completed his PhD with a dissertation entitled “Essays in Asset Pricing" at Bocconi University in May 2012.
Professor Peter Trubowitz
to join Department of International Relations (from UT, Austin)
Professor Trubowitz will join LSE from the University of Texas at Austin where he is Professor of Government. He specialises in international relations and US foreign policy.
Dr Laura Valentini
to join Department of Government (from UCL)
Dr Valentini will join LSE from University College, London where she is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy. Prior to joining UCL, she was a Junior Research Fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford, and a Postdoc at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Dr Tamas Vonyo
joined Department of Economic History (from Groningen)
Dr Vonyo’s appointment at LSE followed his role as a Research Fellow at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre at the University of Groningen, where he contributed to a project on comparative labour productivity in European manufacturing in the 20th century.
Dr Gisa Weszkalnys
joined Department from Anthropology (from Oxford)
Dr Weszkalnys specialises in the ethnographic study of natural resources, specifically oil in Africa, with her most recent research exploring expectations and fears regarding future oil extraction in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Professor Sidney Winter
(Wharton, Pennsylvania) honoured with a BP Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Department of Management)
Professor Winter is currently Deloitte and Touche Professor Emeritus of Management at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Gabriel Wollner
joined Department of Philosophy (from Bayreuth)
Dr Gabriel Wollner is a Lecturer in Philosophy at LSE, having joined from the University of Bayreuth. His research interests are in political philosophy, moral philosophy, international political theory and public policy.
Dr Chia-Huei Wu
to join Department of Management (from University of Western Australia)
Dr Wu has recently completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia. His research interests cover psychology and management and organisations. He has written on global leadership and pro-activity in the workplace.
Professor Vladislav Zubok
joined Department of International History (from Temple University, Philadelphia)
Professor Zubok joined LSE from Temple University, Philadelphia where he was Professor of History.
Professor Mikko Myrskylä
to join Department of Social Policy (from Max Planck Institute)
Professor Myrskylä will join LSE from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. His research interests are in population health, fertility, and forecasting.
Dr Esteban Aucejo
joined Department of Economics (from Duke)
Dr Aucejo joined the Department of Economics and the Centre for Economic Performance from Duke University, North Carolina where he earned his PhD in Economics.
Dr Jennifer Baka
to join Department of Geography and Environment (from Yale)
Dr Baka joins LSE from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she recently completed her PhD.
Dr Jeremiah Dittmar
joins Department of Economics (from American)
Dr Dittmar is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts and Sciences, American University.
Professor Martti Koskenniemi
(Helsinki) honoured with a Centennial Professorship (affiliated to Department of Law)
Professor Koskenniemi is currently Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki.
Professor Nicola Lacey
to join Department of Law (from All Souls College, Oxford)
Professor Nicola Lacey will join the Department of Law from All Souls College, Oxford where she holds a Senior Research Fellowship.
Dr Meredith Rossner
to join Department of Law (from University of Western Sydney)
Dr Rossner was a Research Fellow at the Justice Research Group at the University of Western Sydney from 2009-2013.
Dr Romola Sanyal
to join Department of Geography and Environment (from UCL)
Dr Sanyal currently works in the Development Planning Unit at UCL. She has previously taught at Rice University, Texas, and Newcastle University.
Professor Mike Savage
joined Department of Sociology (from York)
Professor Savage joined LSE from York. He was previously Head of Department at Manchester, and founding Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.
Dr Gagan Sood
Dr Gagan Sood to join the Department of International History (from Yale)
Dr Sood is currently a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the History Department at Yale.
Mr Joseph Spooner
to join Department of Law (from University College London)
Mr Spooner joined the Law Faculty at UCL in 2010.
Dr Wendy Willems
joined Department of Media and Communications (from University of the Witwatersrand)
Dr Willems joined LSE from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and remains affiliated to the University of the Witwatersrand as an Honorary Research Fellow.
Dr David Madden
joined the Department of Sociology (from NYU)
Dr Madden earned his PhD at Columbia University. He has previously held positions as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College and as a Fellow conducting research at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.
Professor Charis Thompson
joined Department of Sociology (from UC, Berkeley)
Professor Thompson joined LSE from UC, Berkeley where she was Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and the former Director of the Science, Technology and Society Center.
Dr Michael McQuarrie
joined Department of Sociology (from UC, Davis)
Dr McQuarrie was Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department of the University of California, Davis. His research interests cover urban sociology, political sociology, and organisations.
Professor William Callahan
joined Department of International Relations (from Manchester)
Professor Callahan was previously Professor in International Politics and Chinese Studies at Manchester.
Professor David Graeber
joined Department of Anthropology (from Goldsmiths)
Professor David Graeber joined LSE from Goldsmiths where he was Reader in Social Anthropology, having left Yale in 2007.
Professor Dame Judith Rees
made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for services to higher education
Professor Judith Rees was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for services to higher education in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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* Facewall reflected new staff as of 31st August 2013.