Department of Government

Our academic staff

Academic members of staff

Lasse Aaskoven
Lecturer, Department of Government
Abdulaziz Alghashian
Lecturer, Department of Government
David Axelsen
Lecturer, Department of Government
Nicole Baerg
Lecturer, Department of Government
Zorzeta Bakaki
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: International Relations; The quantitative and qualitative analysis of conflict management and resolution; International cooperation; Environmental politics
Ryan Bakker
Reader, Department of Government
Sayan Banerjee
Lecturer, Department of Government
John Bartle
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Public opinion; Voting behaviour; British politics; British political parties; The British judiciary.
Shreyaa Bhatt
Lecturer, Department of Government
Tobias Bohmelt
Professor, Department of Government
Nils-Christian Bormann
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Paul Bou-Habib
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: contemporary theories of distributive justice; the just distribution of resources between age groups; the role of the concept of dignity in normative political theory
Royce Carroll
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Legislative Politics; Political Parties; Quantitative study of ideology and political attitudes
Daina Chiba
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: International relations; Political methodology
James Christensen
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: the field of analytical political theory; debates about global justice; most recent work addresses normative questions regarding international trade.
Han Dorussen
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: The relationship between trade and conflict; the use of economic policies in international politics; peacekeeping operations and the governance of post-conflict societies; policy convergence in the European Union.
Dominik Duell
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Economy; Political Behavior; Experimental Methods; Political Psychology; Voting behaviour; Electoral accountability
Lawrence Ezrow
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: political representation; parties' election strategies; political institutions
Carolina Garriga
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: International Political Economy; Comparative Political Economy; Central banks; Foreign direct investment; International Cooperation
Federica Genovese
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Mollie Gerver
Lecturer, Department of Government
Ismene Gizelis
Deputy Dean(Postgrad. Research Education)(Social Sciences) & Professor (R), Department of Government
Research interests: International conflict and cooperation; Empirical study of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction; Social institutions and conflict management; Empirical study of gender and conflict
Kristian Gleditsch
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: International Conflict and Cooperation; Intrastate Conflict, Protest, and Mobilization; Mathematical and Statistical Models; Democratization;
Jason Glynos
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: political philosophy; Lacanian and post-Marxist discourse theory; philosophy and methodology of social science; post-structural approaches to political and policy studies; theories of democracy and ideology; grammars of freedom and equality in contemporary political discourse; cultures and discourses of the economy
Alexandra Hennessy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
David Howarth
Professor, Department of Government
Robert Johns
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: how and why people think what they think about politics.; do people care about civilian as well as military casualties in war?; Do voters feel represented by parties, even if those parties have no chance of power?; Why are women less likely to favour Scottish independence?; Are more moderate parties regarded as more competent?
Sotirios Karampampas
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Violence; Social Movements; Contentious Politics; Protest Politics; Political Sociology; Radicalisation
Florian Kern
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: comparative politics; mixed methods inference; formal theory; field research design; Sub-Saharan Africa; indigenous governance; public goods provision
Lasma Kokina
Lecturer, Department of Government
Filip Kostelka
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Democratisation; Political Behaviour; Party systems; Elections
Svenja Krauss
Lecturer (DAAD), Department of Government
Seonghui Lee
Lecturer, Department of Government
Philip Leifeld
Professor, Department of Government
Natasha Lindstaedt
Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Authoritarian Regimes; International Development; Third World Politics
Moya Lloyd
Executive Dean (Social Sciences) - Professor (R), Department of Government
Ben Margulies
Lecturer, Department of Government
Shane Martin
Head of Department - Professor (R), Department of Government
Research interests: Legislative Politics; Comparative European Politics; Public Policy; Irish Politics
Laura Montanaro
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: democratic theory; political representation; social theory; ancient and modern western political thought; contemporary political thought; classical Marxist theory; critics of liberalism
Brian Phillips
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Civil conflict; Terrorism; Organized crime
Sara Polo
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Terrorism; Civil Conflict; Political Violence; Spatial Analysis of Conflict; Peacekeeping
Tom Quinn
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: UK party leadership elections; the Labour Party, including links with trade unions; party organisation and intra-party democracy; strategic positioning of British political parties; UK party system
Alejandro Quiroz Flores
Reader and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Economy; Politics and Economics of Natural Disasters; Leader Survival; Econometrics;
Marius Radean
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Comparative Politics.; International Relations.;
Gina Reinhardt
Reader, Department of Government
Research interests: DrReinhardts work examines how decision-making under uncertainty affects the distribution of wealth in society.; She focuses her work on the political economy of foreign aid, economic and social development, and the political and policy implications of disasters. This pursuit has drawn her inquiry in fascinating directions.; She has studied race, trust, and migration; the construction of trust by the media across levels of government; and how the allocation of foreign aid conditions its performance effectiveness.; DrReinhardt also researches political methodology, and applies established models to new problems and topics.; Her work on survey measures, experimental design, and signalling games has been seen inPolitical Analysis,theJournal of Risk Research, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Miranda Simon
Lecturer, Department of Government
Martin Steinwand
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Laura Sudulich
Reader, Department of Government
Brenda Van Coppenolle
Lecturer, Department of Government
Paul Whiteley
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Public Opinion; Electoral Behaviour; Political Economy; Political Methodology
Thomas Winzen
Lecturer, Department of Government