Sophie Kaldor

Sophie Kaldor

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Disinformation; Extremism; United States; China; Discourse Analysis

About me

Sophie Kaldor is a PhD in International Relations Candidate examining the hegemonic contestation's effect on common sense truths in international politics. Prior to LSE, Sophie completed her MA Global Affairs at Yale’s Jackson Institute, where she concentrated on countering disinformation and violent extremism. Throughout her studies Sophie has worked for London-based think tank ISD (Institute for Strategic Dialogue), and as a research assistant to Zoe Chance (Yale SOM) and Claire Yorke (Centre for War Studies). Prior to her MA, Sophie was a risk analyst at Aon, a global risk advisory firm, where she enabled clients to effectively mitigate asset and liability risks through risk transfer solutions. Sophie also holds a BA (Languages) (Honours) from Sydney University, for which she won the University Medal.

Sophie is a Swiss and Australian citizen and is fluent in English and German.

Research topic

A Tale of Two Truths: How the Fake, the False and the True are Remade by World Order

Academic supervisor

Professor Peter Trubowitz


Expertise Details

Disinformation; Extremism; United States; China; Discourse Analysis

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