Alice Engelhard

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

Connect with me

English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Movement, Travel, Colonialism, IR theory

About me

Alice Engelhard 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

Postcolonial politics of travel and tourism

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



Expertise Details

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