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Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Key Staff


Professor Matthew Craven BA, LLM, PhD (Nottingham) DipEd

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Dr Emilia Onyema  LLB (Nigeria) LLM, PhD (London)

Associate Dean (Research)

Dr Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxon)

Faculty Administrator

Carolyn Heath BA (Leeds), MA(Sussex) (job share)
Cate Knowles (job share)

Faculty Management Team

Matthew Craven
Matthew Craven Public international law, human rights (economic, social and cultural rights), international legal theory, history of international law (colonialism and decolonisation), international dispute settlement
  • Tel: 020 7898 4673
  • Email: mc7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 250
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Emilia Onyema
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Emilia Onyema

International arbitration (commercial and investment); OHADA law; Commercial contracts; International sale of goods; International carriage of goods; Nigerian customary laws.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4717
  • Email: eo3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 242
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30- 13:30

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: Tuesday 2-4pm
Ulrich Volz
Faculty Senior Tutor
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: 0207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:00 and by appointment

Carolyn Heath
Faculty Administrator, LSS (Job share)
Carolyn Heath
Cate Knowles
Faculty Administrator, LSS (Job share)
Cate Knowles

Faculty Team

Elaine Jakeman
Faculty Support Co-ordinator
Elaine Jakeman
Catherine Farinhas-Gray
Faculty Officer - HR and Finance
Catherine Farinhas-Gray

Jack Footitt
Faculty Officer - Communications, Student Experience & QA
Footitt Jack
Ian Munro
Faculty Officer - Systems
Ian Munro

Katie Jenkins
Assistant Faculty Officer
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