Professor Giorgio Shani

Professor Giorgio Shani

Visiting Professor

Department of International Relations

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English, French, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi
Key Expertise
Post-western international relations theory; Religion & Nationalism in Asia

About me

Professor Giorgio Shani PhD (London) is Visiting Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Professor of Politics and International Studies at International Christian University (ICU), Japan where he was Department Chair from 2017-2021. He has served as President of the Asia-Pacific region and Chair of the Global Development Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and is currently Chair of RC43 "Religion and Politics" of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).

His main research interests focus on Religion and Nationalism; Human Security; and "Post-Western" International Relations Theory with reference to South Asia and Japan. He is author of Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age (Routledge 2008) and Religion, Identity and Human Security (Routledge 2014); co-author of Sikh Nationalism (Cambridge University Press 2022); and co-editor of Protecting Human Security in a Post 9/11 World (Palgrave 2007), Religion and Nationalism in Asia (Routledge 2019) and Rethinking Peace (Rowman and Littlefield 2019). Recently, he co-edited a forthcoming special issue with Review of International Studies on “Pluriversal Relationality”.

His profile (and articles) can be viewed here.

Not available to supervise PhD students

Expertise Details

My main research interests are in post-western IR theory; religion and nationalism in Asia with reference to the Sikhs; and the relationship between cosmologies and human security.

My research