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Read more at: Leverhulme Trust awards outstanding research by Dr Graham Denyer Willis

Leverhulme Trust awards outstanding research by Dr Graham Denyer Willis

19 October 2021

Dr Graham Denyer Willis has been chosen for his work on everyday patterns of political order with attention to policing and inequality, via ethnography and a focus on Brazil. Chosen from over 400 nominations, the Trust offered five prizes in each of the following subject areas: Classics; Earth Sciences; Physics; Politics...


Read more at: WINNER>> THE 2021 AARON RAPPORT PRIZE

WINNER>> THE 2021 AARON RAPPORT PRIZE

14 October 2021

The Department of Politics and International Studies is delighted to announce the award of the 2021 Aaron Rapport Prize for excellent undergraduate teaching to Dr Evaleila Pesaran of Murray Edwards College. In the annual feedback survey that POLIS administers the commentaries on Dr Pesaran’s teaching were superb, with one...


Read more at: PRIZE>> Politics essay prize winners celebrate success

PRIZE>> Politics essay prize winners celebrate success

8 October 2021

Nine participants in this year’s RA Butler prize for essays in Politics and International Relations – including the three winners and six of the candidates who received special commendations – attended a prize ceremony hosted at Trinity College Cambridge on 25th September 2021. The six who attended in person were welcomed...


Read more at: READ>> BLUNT FORCE

READ>> BLUNT FORCE

14 September 2021

Investigating the misuse of police batons and related equipment Time and again, law enforcement officials are too quick to resort to the use of force, often against peaceful protesters exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly. In recent years and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, states have restricted the...


Read more at: READ>> Setting a precedent in the international trial of sexual crimes

READ>> Setting a precedent in the international trial of sexual crimes

25 August 2021

Holly Porter’s research in northern Uganda has had a significant impact on a landmark trial and conviction of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen and for the broader prosecution of international crimes of a sexual nature In a series of interviews on the real-world influence of researchers at the LSE Centre for Public Authority...


Read more at: 2021 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition

2021 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition

24 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition This year's POLIS Fieldwork Photography Competition was again run in collaboration with the blog, In The Long Run (ITLR), to showcase the best images our PhD students have taken whilst out on their fieldwork. We received some fantastic...


Read more at: AWARD>> Professor Duncan Bell elected Fellow of the British Academy

AWARD>> Professor Duncan Bell elected Fellow of the British Academy

5 August 2021

Duncan has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in recognition of his contribution to the humanities and social sciences. Read more>> Read Duncan's full biography and publications list here>> Follow Duncan on Twitter here>>


Read more at: LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

LISTEN NOW>> Unspeakable: Genocide and mass trauma

5 August 2021

POLIS PhD candidate and Gates Scholar—Alice Musabende presents 'Unspeakable', a series on educating young people about genocide and mass trauma, and why it's necessary. Alice Musabende is a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in which her whole family were killed, along with over a million other Tutsis. Working first...


Read more at: FORUM>> Translation and the afterlives of Anglophone theory
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FORUM>> Translation and the afterlives of Anglophone theory

5 August 2021

Editorial board member Iza Hussin (University of Cambridge) and editor Mona Oraby (Amherst College) cocurated this forum that draws together scholars of religion, state, and society to initiate a conversation around translation and its place within the academic enterprise. As they write in their introductory essay: “Rather...


Read more at: Duncan Bell elected a Fellow of the British Academy

Duncan Bell elected a Fellow of the British Academy

28 July 2021

Congratulations to Professor Duncan Bell on being elected a Fellow of the British Academy .