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Department of Government

Our research students

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Discover the research students in the Department of Government

Our research students investigate a broad range of exciting topics and are supervised by our academic staff.

To visit an individual research student's profile and find their contact details, please click on the links below:

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Johanna Amaya-Panche
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ask me about: Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace-building ; Foreign Aid and International Relations; Latin American Studies and Multiculturalism; Transitions to democracy and transitional justice Research interests: Peacebuilding Reconciliation and Transitional Justice ; Latin American, Multiculturalism and Foreign Policy ; Foreign aid and International Relations
Eden Anin-Adjei
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Mehmet Arslan
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Marco Binetti
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ioannis Choulis
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Claudio Coloma Rojas
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ask me about: International Relations Theory, Non-Western International Relations, Non-Western Thought, Post-structuralist Discourse Theory; Non-Western scholars who invite to think the world from a non-Western/European perspective, such as Eduardo Deves-Valdes, Amitav Acharya and Wang Hui
Nicolae-Eduard Craciunescu
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Lorenzo Crippa
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Multinational corporations and international institutions; Foreign direct investment; Corporate corruption
Ernesto Espindola
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ryan Flitcroft
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Discourse Theory, Ideology, Hegemony, Lacanian Theory, Populism, Post-Marxism, Post-structuralism
Robert Foulkes
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Gender history; The role of women in early modern England and Europe; Manhood and manliness in early modern England and Europe; Society and religion during the Civil War and Interregnum; Religious identity in England under the Stuarts; Quakers, Baptists and Methodists in early modern England.
Scott Huntly
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Theories and methods of discourse analysis; The political discourse of faith-based movements and organisations; The discourse of free speech, fundamentalisms, and culture wars; Political theories of the body, senses and affect
Malte Jauch
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Justice at the workplace; Working time reduction; Justice in the distribution of free time
Lydia Karga
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ask me about: civil wars; women's representation; post-conflict settings; gender Research interests: Civil wars; Post-conflict countries; Gender
Alexander Kemp
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Anam Kuraishi
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Public opinion and electoral behavior in South Asia; Post-truth, discourse and rhetoric ; Democracy and democratization
Craig Love
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Agnes Magyar
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Marius Mehrl
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Intrastate Conflict; Civil-Military Relations
Natasha Osben
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Adnan Pavel
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Ask me about: Climate Change, National Security, Development Economy, Social Resilience, US and International politics, PR, Media and Broadcasting
Dietrich Pena-Zuluaga
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Adam Peresman
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Current Research Interests
Maite Rodriguez
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Sebastian Ronderos Abuchaibe
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Konstantinos Roussos
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Laura Saavedra-Lux
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Claire Simmons
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; Military Justice; International Criminal Law
Carmen Vazquez Garcia
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Sarah Wagner
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government
Shenghao Zhang
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Government

Our research students

Nihad Aboud
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Shaher Alsolami
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Johanna Amaya-Panche
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace-building ; Foreign Aid and International Relations; Latin American Studies and Multiculturalism; Transitions to democracy and transitional justice Research interests: Peacebuilding Reconciliation and Transitional Justice ; Latin American, Multiculturalism and Foreign Policy ; Foreign aid and International Relations
Mehmet Arslan
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Marco Binetti
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Daniela Bracke
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ioannis Choulis
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Claudio Coloma Rojas
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: International Relations Theory, Non-Western International Relations, Non-Western Thought, Post-structuralist Discourse Theory; Non-Western scholars who invite to think the world from a non-Western/European perspective, such as Eduardo Deves-Valdes, Amitav Acharya and Wang Hui
Lorenzo Crippa
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Multinational corporations and international institutions; Foreign direct investment; Corporate corruption
Ernesto Espindola
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Alice Finden
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ryan Flitcroft
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Discourse Theory, Ideology, Hegemony, Lacanian Theory, Populism, Post-Marxism, Post-structuralism
Ruben Garcia Higuera
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Maria Guerrero Gonzalez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Timothy Head
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Policing, Youth Work, Criminal Justice, Political Theory, Ethnography
Scott Huntly
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Theories and methods of discourse analysis; The political discourse of faith-based movements and organisations; The discourse of free speech, fundamentalisms, and culture wars; Political theories of the body, senses and affect
Dafni Kalatzi Pantera
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Lydia Karga
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: civil wars; women's representation; post-conflict settings; gender Research interests: Civil wars; Post-conflict countries; Gender
Alexander Kemp
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Reid Kleinberg
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: left-Populism, Nationalism, the French Revolution, Cosmopolitanism, post-Marxism
Anam Kuraishi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Public opinion and electoral behavior in South Asia; Post-truth, discourse and rhetoric ; Democracy and democratization
Yen-Chieh Liao
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Craig Love
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Somaia M. Elsayed
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Agnes Magyar
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Charlotte Massetti
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Claudia Mohor Valentino
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Eunhyea Oh
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Karin Ohno
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Natasha Osben
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Adnan Pavel
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: Climate Change, National Security, Development Economy, Social Resilience, US and International politics, PR, Media and Broadcasting
Dietrich Pena-Zuluaga
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Manuel Perez Aguirre
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Sebastian Ronderos Abuchaibe
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Laura Saavedra-Lux
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Alexander Schiele
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Research interests: Terrorism, Political Violence, Terrorist Organisations, Counter-Terrorism Policing, Social Network Analysis
Julius Schneider
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Watcharapol Supajakwattana
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ask me about: Critical Policy Analysis, Environmental and Disaster policy, Thailand Public Governance Research interests: Environmental Policy and Politics, Disaster Policy and Management in Critical policy analysis perspective.
Philip Swatton
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Paula Szewach
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ricardo Torres
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Gerard Turner
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Carmen Vazquez Garcia
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Sarah Wagner
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Blair Welsh
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Shiyi Xia
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Yun Jung Yang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Muzhou Zhang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Shenghao Zhang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Ningxiao Zhong
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Government
Contact us
Contact us
Department of Government University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083