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New Research Associate: Dr Kundai Sithole

last modified Jan 07, 2014 12:18 PM

Kundai joined us on 6th January and tells us a little about herself:

“My research focus is on political legitimacy and the Strasbourg human rights regime. I recently completed a book manuscript which examines how the European Convention on Human Rights contributes to the Council of Europe’s political authority and legitimacy. At Cambridge, I will investigate popular attitudes to constitutional authority and legitimacy in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining POLIS, I was Anglo-German Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I am also involved in an international collaborative research project led by the University of Turin’s Centre for Studies on Federalism. This examines democratic participation, representation and accountability in regional and international organisations. I am responsible for research on ‘The Council of Europe’.

I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Reading, where I also taught papers in International Relations, and Modern Government. I was the ECPR Graduate Network’s ‘2008-2010’ Academic Convenor for its biennial Graduate Conference.”

You can see Kundai’s full profile here.