Catherine Hirst

Catherine Hirst

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

About me

Catherine has an international relations and political science background, completing a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) at the University of Sydney and a MSc in International Relations at the LSE. Her research has focused on Shi’ism in international relations, Shari’a law and gender rights, as well as asylum seeker and refugee policy. She is currently looking at the relationship between revolutions and international order, and how this is changing over time. Catherine has taught politics courses at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University, and has worked for the civil service in Australia, policy think tanks and for the University of Cambridge.

Research topic

Revolutions and International Order

Teaching experience

  • Australian National University - Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence (postgraduate)
  • University of Sydney - Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development (undergraduate)

Academic supervisor

Dr George Lawson


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Expertise Details

Revolutions; international order; refugee and asylum policy; peace and conflict studies