Enrike van Wingerden

Enrike van Wingerden

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Critical IR theory, transnational activism, political movements

About me

Enrike is an international political sociologist and PhD candidate in International Relations at the London School of Economics. She is a convener of the seminar series in International Political Sociology at the University of London.

For several years, Enrike has been working as a researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. She contributes to various research projects on global and subnational modes of power, including the European Research Council funded project “Authoritarianism in a Global Age”. Her research has been published in Political Geography and Democratization.

She holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford, an MSc in International Relations Research from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. She has research and field experience in the Middle East, having spent time at the School of International Relations in Iran and the Qasid Arabic Institute in Jordan.

Research topic

Enrike researches transnational connections between activist movements. She focuses on the unequal and messy transnational encounters through which political issues are composed. As an ethnographic researcher, she theorizes activist practices largely from the participant perspective, whilst connecting these experiences to larger changes in the fabric of social and material life. 

Following activists across four continents, her doctoral thesis is a multi-sited inquiry into how political movements enact, or bring into being, issues in world politics.

Teaching experience

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

Academic supervisors

Dr George Lawson

Professor John Sidel



Expertise Details

Critical IR theory; transnational activism; political movements; actor-network theory; practice theory; ethnography

My research