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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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POLIS includes ten Centres and Institutes which embody the intellectual diversity of the Department through their academic programmes and inspirational research across a broad range of subjects.

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Dr Marthe Achtnich wins BISA Susan Strange Best Book Prize

11 June 2024

Dr Marthe Achtnich has been awarded the BISA Susan Strange Best Book Prize for her outstanding book Mobility Economies in Europe’s Borderlands: Migrants’ Journeys through Libya and the Mediterranean (Cambridge University Press). The Susan Strange Book Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book published in any field...

Dr James Wood is the 2024 winner of the Aaron Rapport Teaching Prize

6 June 2024

The Department of Politics and International Studies is delighted to announce the 2024 Aaron Rapport Teaching Prize for excellence in teaching has been awarded to Dr James Wood . This is the second time Dr Wood has been awarded a teaching prize from the Department. He was jointly awarded the POLIS Teaching Prize in 2019...

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