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PhD Students

Esma Akkilic
  • The consequences of deindustrialisation for blue collar workers’ subsequent employment trajectories – comparing Germany and the United States
  • Supervisor: Professor Diane Coyle
Naif Al-Mulla
  • Supervisor: Professor Marc Weller
Camille Barras
  • Thesis Title: Institutional determinants of citizens’ political participation and political attitudes at the subnational level.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Pieter van Houten
John Brake
  • Thesis Title: Prestige and the Restraint of Power in International Relations
  • Supervisor: Professor Jason Sharman
Nicholas Chan
  • Making Moderates: The Politics of Counter-Terror in Southeast Asia
  • Supervisor: Dr Iza Hussin
Tobias Cremer
  • College: Peterhouse
  • Supervisor: Dr. Julie Smith
Maximilian Curtis
  • Thesis Title: Luxury and the City: The Political Aesthetics of British Urbanism.
  • Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer Willis
Lucas De Oliveira Paes
  • Supervisor: Dr Ayşe Zarakol
Nicholas Devlin
  • Dialectic of Disillusionment: The political thought of ex-communists, c.1929 – c. 1960
  • Supervisor: Dr Christopher Brooke
Julien Dumont
  • Thesis Title: Technopopulism in Britain and France
  • Supervisor: Dr Christopher Bickerton
Erik Eggum
  • The Mysteries of Mankind, Secrets of the State, and Complexities of Anarchy -
  • A Study of the Interdependence of Behavioral and Structural Factors in the Prediction of War
  • Supervisor: Dr Pieter van Houten
Karim El Taki
  • Coping with Hierarchies: Egypt and Qatar in the Middle East and the World
  • Supervisor: Dr Glen Rangwala
Andrea Filipi
  • Supervisor: Dr. Devon Curtis
Lena Hafner
  • Thesis Title: European Ethnic Economies – Genesis, Structures and Effects of Ethnically Determined Markets in European Welfare States
  • Supervisor: Dr Pieter van Houten
Sophie Harbour
  • Thesis Title: ‘Can we put caring at the heart of democracy?’
  • Supervisor: Professor Lawrence Hamilton
Jaakko Heiskanen
  • The Ethnos of the Earth: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and International Order
  • Supervisor: Dr Ayşe Zarakol
Philipp Hirsch
  • Supervisor: Prof Brendan Simms
Johannes Hoerning
  • Thesis Title: The Morality of Fair Inequality
  • Supervisor: Dr Christopher Brooke
Mimi Michael Howard
  • Thesis Title: Genealogy, Tradition, and Critique in Post-war German Political Thought
  • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Kelly
Efthimios Karayiannides
  • Thesis Title: French Structuralism and the Transformation of Philosophical Anthropology
  • Supervisor: Professor Lawrence Hamilton
Lyn Joanne-Victoire Kouadio
  • Thesis Title: Localising Transitional Justice in Africa: A Political History
  • Supervisor: Dr Adam Branch
Flamur Krasniqi
  • Thesis Title: Albanian Questions, American Answers: Understanding the US approach to trans-boundary Albanian secessionism, 1998-2001
  • Supervisor: Professor Brendan Simms
Eva Krejcova
  • Thesis Title: A Comparative Analysis of Attitudes Towards Immigration in Western and Central-Eastern Europe
  • Supervisor: Dr Christopher Bickerton
John-Clark Levin
  • Supervisor: Dr Dennis Grube
Ce Liang
  • Glorious Past, Vulnerable Present. The Re-emergence of Great Powers in International Politics.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ayse Zarakol
William Meade
  • Thesis Title: Rethinking the City's Dominance in British Capitalism: a Statecraft and Infrastructural Power Approach, 1979-2020
  • Supervisor: Dr Jeremy Green
Jane Darby Menton
  • Thesis Title: Narrating Foreign Affairs: Elites, the Press, and the Public in the New Digital Age
  • Supervisor: Dr Ayşe Zarakol
Liana Minkova
  • The ‘ICR Dilemma’: Individual Criminal Responsibility for Collective Crimes at the International Criminal Court
  • Supervisor: Dr Adam Branch
Surer Mohamed
  • Thesis Title: Space, Memory, and the Contested Politics of ‘Justice:’ Conflict-Related Property Disputes in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Supervisor: Dr. Adam Branch
Edward Murambwa
  • Thesis Title: Targeted Sanctions and Sovereignty in Zimbabwe
  • Supervisor: Professor Lawrence Hamilton
Alice Musabende
  • Thesis Title: The Power of Framing: Discursive contestations and the role of external actors in the African Union’s key policy areas.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Devon Curtis
Marijn Nohlmans
  • Thesis Title: Perfectionist Aristotelian Republicanism
  • Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Brooke
Jerry O'Shea
  • Thesis Title: The Political Economy of New Labour and John Prescott: a study of the politics and built environment of the English regions 1997-2010
  • Supervisor: Dr Peter Sloman
Tatiana Pignon
  • Thesis Title: International cities as legitimate political communities in the global age
  • Supervisor: Professor David Runciman
Tomass Pildegovičs
  • Thesis Title: The Baltic influence on the EU’s foreign policy response to Russia during crises in Georgia (2008) and Ukraine (2014)
  • Supervisor: Dr Julie Smith
Konstantinos Pittas
  • Thesis Title: Towards a New Social Imaginary: The Aesthetic Dimension of Radical Democratic Politics
  • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Bell
Marie Prüm
  • The Identity Politics of Sovereignty
  • Supervisor: Dr Ayse Zarakol
Joe Robinson
  • Thesis Title: The Modern State in the Digital Age
  • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Bell
Erik Rudicky
  • Supervisor: Dr Glen Rangwala
Dmitri Safronov
  • Supervisor: Dr. Harald Wydra
Jack Sheldon
  • Thesis Title: Substantive representation of sub-state territories in the UK House of Commons.
  • Supervisor: Professor Michael Kenny
Joshua Smeltzer
  • Carl Schmitt and the Law of Nations
  • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Kelly
Daniel J. Smith
  • “The False Song of Globalism”: Anti-Globalism, Populism, and Challenges to Liberal Hegemony in the United States and Europe
  • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bickerton
Benjamin Studebaker
  • Inequality: How Democracy Undoes Itself
  • Supervisor: Professor David Runciman
David Talbot
  • The Changing Politics of Free Trade in the United States: 1985 - 2016
  • Supervisor: Dr. Jeremy Green
Uğur Tekiner
  • European Integration and the Political Crisis of the British Labour Party and the German SPD from the Mid-1980s until 2016
  • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bickerton
Marietta van der Tol
  • Toleration and the visibility of religion in the public domain
  • Dr. Sara Silvestri
Hester Van Hensbergen
  • Thesis Title: Finite Earth: Growth, Scarcity, and Futurity in Postwar Political Economic Thought.
  • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Bell
Maria Chiara Vinciguerra
  • EU Policy Responses to the Migration and Refugee Crisis: The Refugee Relocation Scheme
  • Supervisor: Dr Julie Smith
James Vitali
  • Thesis Title: Popular Sovereignty as Political Fiction
  • Supervisor: Professor Mike Kenny