Dr Enrike van Wingerden

Dr Enrike van Wingerden

PhD graduate

Department of International Relations

Connect with me

Dutch, English
Key Expertise
environment; science and technology; relational theory

About me

Enrike is an international political sociologist researching and teaching at the London School of Economics. Her scholarship focuses on the international relations between societies, species and environments. Prior research has been published in Political Geography, International Political Sociology, British Journal of Political Science and Democratization

Enrike is the editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies vol. 49, which explores the entanglement of technologies and societies, humans and non-humans, bodies and environments at the heart of international relations. She also convenes the Seminar Series in International Political Sociology in London and Amsterdam.

Through her work, Enrike aims to inform a concrete political praxis of connecting differently with forms of life and matter. As a writer and grassroots organiser, she focuses on developing political strategies for social and climate justice. 

Enrike holds a BSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from the University of Oxford.

Research topic

Catastrophic Comparisons: International Relations Through Elsewhere

Enrike’s doctoral research reimagines comparativism in International Relations. It brings together conceptions of comparative inquiry with more everyday, lived, and embodied comparative experiences; and in so doing, reimagines comparison as part of the equipment that all actors in international relations draw upon in their worldly engagements.

Through ethnographic and archival research methods, Enrike explores how Palestine becomes compared to other sites of political contestation. By excavating why and how activists, policy makers, and scholars draw comparisons with (Northern) Ireland, South Africa, and Turtle Island, she composes a comparative account of occupation, apartheid, and indigeneity in and beyond Palestine. 

Teaching experience

  • IR100 – International Relations: Theories, Concepts, and Debates (LSE) 
  • IR102 – Thinking Globally: Studying International Relations (LSE) 

Academic supervisors

Dr George Lawson

Professor John Sidel

Research Cluster affiliation

Theory/Area/History Research Cluster


Expertise Details

international relations; international political sociology; environmental politics; science and technology studies; relational and comparative theory

My research