Alice Engelhard

IRD Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Movement, Travel, Colonialism, IR theory

About me

Alice Engelhard is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at LSE. She is a PhD researcher and recipient of LSE’s 2019-20 Excellence in Education award. Alice serves as editor of Millennium Journal of International Studies (vol. 49) and as a convenor of the Doing IPS seminar series in International Political Sociology at the University of London. 

Before her academic career, Alice worked as a civil servant in the UK Department for Education, and as a project manager in an international human rights organisation. 

Research topic

Relations between people in movement, knowledge, and political changes in the formation of the ‘international’ and the decline of the British Empire. Focus on nineteenth and twentieth century colonialism in East Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Alice researches the politics of travel and movement from a postcolonial perspective. Her current research asks how movement is theorised. Alice works with ethnographically informed research methods. Her current research is anchored in tourism and travel in Kenya and the Indian Ocean in the context of colonial and pre-colonial connections.

Alice welcomes conversations about these topics and is always happy to hear from people with similar interests.

Teaching experience

  • IR100 – International Relations: Theories, Concepts and Debates (LSE)

Alice was awarded an LSE Excellence in Education award for outstanding classroom teaching and student feedback.  Alice has extensive pedagogic experience outside of academia in school and institutional environments. 

Academic supervisor

Professor Tarak Barkawi

Research Cluster affiliation

Security and Statecraft Research Cluster

Theory/Area/History Research Cluster



Expertise Details

empire; violence; modernity; everyday politics; tourism; aesthetics; political ethics; power-knowledge relations; representation; knowledge production