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Department of Politics and International Studies

Research Students in the Politics Department

Information on SOAS Scholarships

Examples of Recently Awarded PhDs
  • Hagar Taha, The Local Element of Peace: Role of Indigenous Civil Societies in Intervention and Conflict Resolution - Cases of Darfur (Sudan) and Somaliland (Northern Somalia) (2014)
  • Samuel Sami Everett, Maghrebinicite 1981-2012: affective belonging from the margins of North African Jewish experience in ile-de-France (2014)
  • Cornelia Schiller, China and Madagascar: Engagement, Perceptions, and Developmental Effects (2014)
  • Mehmet Osman Cati, The Political Economy of Syrian Foreign Policy 1949-1963 (2014)
  • Mehmet Ugur Ekinci, The Primacy of Foreign Policy in the Accommodation of Minority Claims in the Late Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkey: A Study on the Armenian and Kurdish Questions (2013)
  • Shirin Shafaie, Contemporary Iranian War Narratives: A Dialectical Discourse Analysis (2013)
  • Elian Weizman, Hegemony, Law, Resistance: Struggles Against Zionism in the State of Israel (2013)
  • Alexander Ian Arthur Evans, The Changing Political Rhetoric of Kashmiri Identity, 1990-2001 (2013)
  • Konstantinos Dionysiou Tsimonis, "Let the Party Assured, let the Youth Satisfied" Political Representation and Mass Organizations in the People's Republic of China: the case of the Communist Youth League (2013)
  • Zaad Mahmood, Globalisation, Policy Convergence and Labour Market: the political economy of reforms (2013)
  • Mark Andrew Sedra, Security Sector Reform in Conflict-Affected Societies (2013)
  • Abdullai Harroon, Ghanaian Political Thought on the Governance of the Formal State and that of Chieftaincy : With Special Reference to Dispute, Conflict and Thought in Dagbon (2013)
  • Sana Alimia, The Quest for Humanity in a Dehumanised State: Afghan Refugees and Devalued Citizens in Urban Pakistan, 1979-2012 (2013)
  • Daniel Thomas Myron Large, Fantastic Invasion': the politics of international intervention in Sudan (2013)
  • Sambaiah Gundimeda, Mapping Dalit Politics in Contemporary India: A Study of UP and AP from an Ambedkarite Perspective (2013)
  • Benedetta de Alessi, The war-to-peace transition of the SPLM/A into the SPLM during the implementation of the Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (2013)
  • Silvia Ferabolli, Rethinking the idea of the doomed Arab region (2013)
  • Stephen Marioghae Itugbu, Nigeria's Foreign Policy under Olusegun Obasanjo: Process, Ethics, and the Example of Darfur (2013)
  • Alexej Ulbricht, Multicultural Immunisation: liberalism, community, and difference (2013)
  • Hanan Toukan, Art, Aid, Affect: Locating the Political in Post-Civil War Lebanon’s Contemporary Cultural Practices (2012)
  • Hannes Baumann, Citizen Hariri: Economic and symbolic power in Lebanon (2012)
  • Sambaiah Gundimeda, Mapping Dalit Politics in Contemporary India: A Study in Political Sociology (2012)
  • Sophia Hoffmann, Disciplining Movement: Sovereignty in the Context of Iraqi Migration to Syria (2012)
  • Hania Sobhy, Education and the Production of Citizenship in the LateMubarak Era: Privatization, Discipline and the Construction of the Nation in Egyptian Secondary Schools (2012)
  • Tanya Walker, Shari'a Councils in England: The Role of Authority and the Authoritative (2012)
  • Barrie Collins, The Rwandan War 1990-1994: Interogating the Dominant Narrative (2010)
  • Suthaharan Nadarajah, Clash of Governmentalities: Liberal Peace, Tamil Freedom, and the 2001-2006 Peace Process in Sri Lanka (2010)
    David Rampton, Deeper Hegemony: The Populist Politics of Sinhala Nationalist Discontent and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in Sri Lanka (2010)
  • Carl Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Social Imperialism- and how it was applied in the Bombay Presidency 1895-1925 (2010)

 

Current research students

Sasan Aghlani
Sasan Aghlani

‘National Interest’ as a Catalyst for Change in Islamic Laws of War - A Genealogy of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Policies towards Nuclear Weapons


Indrė Balčaitė
Staff Silhouette

A borderless village: transborder lives of Plong migrant workers in Bangkok, Thailand


Barkindo Atta Athanasius
Barkindo Atta Athanasius

History, Memory and Resistance in Northern Nigeria: The Transformation of Boko Haram since 1995

Mehdi Bayad
Staff Silhouette

The political development and instrumentalisation of the notion of Iranian-Arab rivalry in Ba'athist Iraq and Pahlavi Iran


Gabrielle Bayle
Gabrielle Bayle

National self-perception and international aid conditionality: A case study of Ethiopia

Jonathan R. Beloff
Jonathan Beloff

The Evolution of Rwandan Foreign Policy: from Genocide to Globalisation


Nick Branson
Nick Branson

Extraversion strategies and aid negotiations: How African hybrid regimes manage donor demands

Adélie Chevée
Staff Silhouette

Rancière and the Syrian uprising (working title)


Joonhwa Cho
Staff Silhouette

South Korea’s foreign policy and aid towards Africa, focusing on Rwanda and the DRC

Catherine Craven
Catherine Craven

Exploring changes in the international community's representation and engagement of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora after the end of the Sri Lankan civil war (working title)


Emanuelle Degli Esposti
Emanuelle Degliesposti

Through the Fractured Looking Glass: Power, Subjectivity and the State in the Iraqi Shi’a Diaspora

Ini Dele-Adedeji
Inioluwa Adeoluwa Nehmah Dele-Adedeji

The re-construction of Islamic identities within the mobilisation of the Boko Haram sect in Kano & Borno


James Eastwood
James Robert Eastwood

The ethics of Israeli militarism: conflict and confession since 1982

Guy Eyre
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How should we understand the political theory and political agenda of Salafis linked to the Da'wa Salafiyya, and its evolution, since 2011 in Egypt?


Veronica Ferreri
Ferreri Veronica

Creating a Syrian Subject, perceiving the Syrian State. Displacement, violence and fantasy of the state among Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Calum Fisher
Calum Fisher

Being political in Malawi: The lives and work of MPs


Noga Glucksam
Glucksam Noga

Justice and Social Peacebuilding: How Transitional Justice Affects Normative Changes in Post-Civil War Societies


Hae Won Jeong
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A Critical Analysis of State-Society Relations in Post-Gulf War Kuwait

Jack Joy
Jack Joy

Hizbullah and the Aesthetics of Resistance


Salam Karam
Salam Karam

Constitution-making process in Iraq

Myung Ja Kim
Mung Ja Kim

Diaspora and Divided Homeland: How Does Geopolitics Affect the Identity of the Zainichi


Merve Kutuk
Merve Kutuk

Muslim Femininities Contested: Islam, Gender, and Class in Contemporary Turkey (working title)


Hugh Lamarque
Hugh Lamarque

Insulating the Borderland: Policing practice in African frontiers


Lili Liu
Lili Liu

Accommodating the Greening Participation: China's Local Environmental Governance


Pia Ljungman
Pia Ljungman

Making Money: Remodelling Europe The causes and consequences of the European sovereign debt crisis narrative

Neil Loughlin
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Institutionalising State Force in Cambodia: Coercion, Corruption and Authoritarianism


Ed Marques
Ed Marques

Libyan Revolutionary Diplomacy: February to December 2011


Sabrina Mondschein van den Bos
Sabrina Mondschein van den Bos

New Foreign Policy Actors: A Case-Study of China-Colombia Relations and the Third Party Catalysts That Drive Them

Sruthi Muraleedharan
Sruthi Muraleedharan

Symbolic Encounters: Identity, Performativity and Democratic Subjectivity in India (Preliminary Title)


Tahani Mustafa
Staff Silhouette

Quasi-State Institution Building: Security Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Kathryn Nash
Kathryn Nash

The Evolution of Conflict Resolution Norms at the Regional Level in Africa: From State Security to Human Security


Noemi Perez Vasquez
Noemi Perez Vasquez

The United Nations intervention on the implementation of transitional justice laws and mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights


Anna C Rader
Anna Rader

Identity in Practice: Legibility, Authentication and Citizenship in Somaliland

Maria Rashid
Maria Maria

Disciplining narratives of pain: Militarism, Mourning and the Pakistan Military


Behar Sadriu
Staff Silhouette

Broadcasting ‘Soft Power’: Rhetoric and Networks as tools of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans

Marwa Salem Mamdou
Marwa Salem Mamdou

The Feeble Giant: Analysing Egypt’s Foreign policy towards some African issues


Mohammad Ali Shabani
Mohammad Ali Shabani

Shi’a Brothers, Shi’a Rivals; Competition and Cooperation between Iran and Post-Saddam Iraq

Goktug Sonmez
Goktug Sonmez

The Interplay between International and Domestic Factors in Turkey’s Grand Strategy-Making: Interest-Driven Behaviour vs. Value-Driven Ambitions


Gerasimos Tsourapas
Gerasimos Tsourapas

Trading People, Consolidating Power: Emigration & Authoritarianism in Modern Egypt

Lewis Turner
Lewis Turner

The Production of Masculinities in Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan


Muthoni Wanyeki
Muthoni Wanyeki-l

‘African solutions for African problems’: the question of member states’ compliance with the African Union using Kenya as a case study

Zie Eun Yang
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Asymmetries in ROK-Japan relations [working title]


Mathilde Zederman
Staff Silhouette

The Tunisian Diasporic Political Space in France (1960s - present) (working title)