Professor Natasha Lindstaedt

Department of Government
Professor Natasha Lindstaedt
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    +44 (0) 1206 872658

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    5.015, Colchester Campus

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    11am -1pm Tuesdays or by appointment



Director of Education Athena Swan Coordinator Project Co-ordinator Teaching Interests: International Relations and Comparative Politics, with specific interest in Development, Middle East Politics, African Politics and Latin American Politics. She has taught MA and undergraduate courses at the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit (VU), California State University (Long Beach), Ventura College and the College of the Canyons. She has also served as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M and has served as the Coordinator UNISCA for the University of Amsterdam, the largest Model UN conference in the Netherlands.


  • BA UC Irvine

  • PhD UC Santa Barbara


University of Essex

  • Director of Education, University of Essex (1/7/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Authoritarian Regimes

Open to supervise

International Development

Open to supervise

Third World Politics

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Crisis of the American Idea (CS261)

  • Poverty, Community and Development (EC205)

  • Introduction to Politics (GV100)

  • International Economic Development (GV225)

  • African Politics (GV241)

  • Portfolio: Politics (GV840)

  • International Current Affairs: Understanding our World (GV926)

  • The Current Issues in Social Science (SC340)

  • Essex Challenge Project (GV830)

  • State Fragility and Conflict (GV532)

  • Insurgents, Criminals and Terrorists (GV944)

Previous supervision

Abdulaziz Majed H Alghashian
Abdulaziz Majed H Alghashian
Thesis title: Between Passive and Active: The Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy Towards Israel
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/10/2019
Shimaa Elsayed Ibrahim Hatab
Shimaa Elsayed Ibrahim Hatab
Thesis title: Neoliberal Order and Contentious Politics in Latin America Since the 1970S
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/10/2014


Journal articles (3)

Ezrow, N., (2018). Authoritarianism in the 21st Century. Politics and Governance. 6 (2), 83-86

Ezrow, N. and Frantz, E., (2013). Revisiting the Concept of the Failed State: bringing the state back in. Third World Quarterly. 34 (8), 1323-1338

Ezrow, N. and Frantz, E., (2011). Inside the Authoritarian State : State Institutions and the Survival of Dictatorships. Journal of International Affairs. 65 (1), 1-13

Books (5)

Ezrow, N., (2017). Global Politics and Violent Non-state Actors. SAGE. 1526421577. 9781526421579

Ezrow, N., Frantz, E. and Kendall-Taylor, A., (2015). Development and the State in the 21st Century Tackling the Challenges Facing the Developing World. Palgrave Macmillan. 113740714X. 9781137407146

Ezrow, N. and Frantz, E., (2013). Failed States and Institutional Decay: Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World. Bloomsbury Publishing. 9781441113429

Ezrow, N. and Frantz, E., (2011). Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and their Leaders. Continuum International Publishing Group. 144117396X. 9781441114686

Ezrow, N. and Frantz, E., (2011). The Politics of Dictatorship: Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes.. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 1588267857

Grants and funding


The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic citizenship

Economic & Social Research Council

+44 (0) 1206 872658


5.015, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

11am -1pm Tuesdays or by appointment