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Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice

CCRJ Members

Leslie Vinjamuri
Leslie Vinjamuri

International Organisation; International Politics of International and Transitional Justice; Religion, Human Rights and International Relations Theory; International Diplomacy and the Use of Force; International Diplomacy and Transitional States.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4758
  • Email: lv@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 213
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 11-1pm
  • On Sabbatical:2014/15
Stephen Hopgood
Stephen Hopgood International politics of human rights; humanitarianism and international justice; and theories of the state
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4738
  • Email: sh18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 209
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-1pm

Fiona Adamson
Fiona Adamson

International Relations Theory; International Security; Migration and Diaspora Mobilization; Globalisation and Global Governance; Transnational Identity Movements

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4683
  • Email: fa33@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 212
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3pm
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1, 2014/15
Mashood Baderin
Professor Mashood Baderin

Islamic Law, International and Comparative Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Human Rights & Islamic Law, especially interaction between International Law, Human Rights Law, and Islamic Law in Muslim States. Appointed as Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan by the UN Human Rights Council at its 19th Session on 23rd March 2012.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4715
  • Email: mb78@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 220
  • Office Hours: Mon 5-6pm & Tues 5-6pm

Rochana Bajpai
Rochana Bajpai

Contemporary political theory, particularly multiculturalism; methodology, particularly political ideologies; modern Indian politics

  • Tel: 020 7898 4750
  • Email: rb6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 208
  • On Sabbatical:2014/15
Carlo Bonura
Carlo Bonura
  • Tel: 020 7898 4617
  • Email: cb84@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4417
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2 and Friday 1-2

Christopher Cramer
Chris Cramer Africa: economics of Africa, political economy of development, political economy of war and peace in southern Africa, and the economics of cashew production, processing and trade
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4492
  • Email: cc10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 288
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 10-12pm
Jonathan Goodhand
Jonathan Goodhand South and Central Asia; complex political emergencies, humanitarian aid; NGO capacity building, aid, conflict and development
  • Tel: 020 7898 4483
  • Email: jg27@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 296
  • Office Hours: Mondays 2-4 (Term 1 only)
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 (2014/15)

Laura Hammond
Member, Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice
Laura Hammond

Africa; Horn of Africa; refugees and forced migration; post-conflict social integration; violence and conflict analysis; humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance; globalisation, transnationalism, diasporas and remittances; famine and food security; livelihoods in emergency contexts.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4654
  • Email: lh4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 371
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12pm or by appointment
Stephen Heder
Founding Member
Stephen Heder South East Asia, particularly Cambodia: political violence

Laleh Khalili
Founding Member
Laleh Khalili

Political violence, wars and counterinsurgencies, the political economy of military mobilities, refugees and humanitarian regimes, the politics of logistics and transport, Middle East, Israel/Palestine.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4735
  • Email: lk4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 210
  • Office Hours: By appointment only
  • On Sabbatical:Terms 1-3, 2014/15
Mark Laffey
Founding Member
Mark Laffey

International theory; hierarchy and world history; historical sociology; postcolonialism; foreign policy analysis; ideas, culture and ideology.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4744
  • Email: ml23@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 211
  • Office Hours: Term 1: Wednesdays 5-7pm and Term 2 Mondays 4-6pm

Zoë Marriage
Zoë Marriage The political economy of security, DR Congo, demobilisation, emergency assistance to countries at war
  • Tel: 020 7898 4437
  • Email: zm2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 297
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3.30 - 5.30pm
Matthew J Nelson
Founding Member
Matthew Nelson Politics of South Asia, Politics of Islam, Islam and democracy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4742
  • Email: mn6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 218
  • Office Hours: Thurs. 3.30-5.30

Rahul Rao
Rahul Rao International relations theory, critical theory (especially postcolonial and queer
theory), comparative political thought, gender and sexuality, South Asia
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4534
  • Email: rr18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4405
  • Office Hours: Monday 10am-12pm
Charles R H Tripp
Charles Tripp

Middle East: states and ideologies, war, Islamic political thought

  • Tel: 020 7898 4748
  • Email: ct2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 214
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 10- 12

Hedi Viterbo
Hedi Viterbo

Law and politics; state violence (particularly in Israel/Palestine and the United States); childhood; sexuality

Tom Young
Tom Young

Southern Africa: international politics; South African domestic politics; political theory

  • Tel: 020 7898 4732
  • Email: ty@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 215
  • Office Hours: 11-1 Wednesdays

Kevin Jon Heller
Staff Silhouette

Criminal Law, comparative criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, legal theory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4720
  • Email: kh33@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 233
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Research Associates


William Archer
CCRJ Intern
William Archer

Power in international politics; international politics of human rights and humanitarianism; social movements, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Suliane Tillon
CCRJ Intern
Suliane Tillon

Transitional justice; role of art in peace-building; politics of culture; conflict and violence analysis; particularly in the African Great Lakes area.