Dr Fiona Adamson
BA (Stanford), MA, PhD(Columbia)
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
- Dr Fiona Adamson
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- Terms 1, 2014/15
Fiona Adamson is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations. Her research interests are in International Relations theory, transnational identity politics, international peace and security, and migration and diaspora. She has written on the sources of foreign policy decision-making in Turkish politics, as well as on Kurdish politics, political Islam, and Cyprus. She is particularly interested in understanding alternative geographies and imaginaries of the Global, including non-territorial and trans-local politics. She is also interested in the role of religion in world politics. Her published work has appeared in International Security, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, Political Science Quarterly, Cambridge Review of International Affairs and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, as well as in a number of edited volumes.
Fiona is a co-convenor (along with Eiko Thielemann of the LSE and Claire Dwyer of UCL) of the London Migration Research Group (LMRG). She also serves on the Governing Council of the International Security Studies Section of the ISA. Prior to joining SOAS, she was Director of the Programme in International Public Policy at University College London (UCL). Dr Adamson holds a BA from Stanford University and an MA, MPhil and PhD from Columbia University. She has held research fellowships at Harvard and Stanford Universities, as well as at Humboldt University, Berlin.
PhD Students supervised
- Behar Sadriu, Broadcasting ‘Soft Power’: Rhetoric and Networks as tools of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans
- Goktug Sonmez, Grand Strategy in the Making: The Case of Turkey and the Interplay between International and Domestic Factors, 2002-2011
- Michael A. Innes, Analogies at Risk: Afghanistan, Iraq, and US Foreign Policy, 2001-2011
- Myung Ja Kim , Diaspora and Divided Homeland: How Does Geopolitics Affect the Identity of the Zainichi
- Priya Kumar, “Wireless Platforms and Borderless Grievance: An Analysis of Transnational Diaspora Linkages and Mobilization Outcomes” (Preliminary title)
Co-Chair (with Eiko Thielemann of LSE): London Migration Research Group (LMRG)
Honorary Research Fellow: UCL Department of Political Science
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Adamson, Fiona (2013) 'Mechanisms of Diaspora Mobilization and the Transnationalization of Civil War.' In: Transnational Dynamics of Civil War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 63-88.
Adamson, Fiona (2012) 'Constructing the Diaspora: Diaspora Identity Politics and Transnational Social Movements.' In: Politics from Afar: Transnational Diasporas and Networks. New York: Columbia University Press.
Adamson, Fiona and Sriram, Chandra (2010) 'Perspectives on International Law in International Relations.' In: Cali, Basak, (ed.), International Law for International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 25-45.
Adamson, Fiona (2006) 'International Terrorism, Non-State Actors and Transnational Political Mobilization: A Perspective from International Relations.' In: Biersteker, Thomas and Spiro, Peter and Raffo, Veronica and Sriram, Chandra, (eds.), International Law and International Relations: Bridging Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, pp. 79-92.
Adamson, Fiona (2006) 'International Migration in a Globalizing World: Assessing Impacts on National Security.' In: Kirshner, Jonathan, (ed.), Globalization and National Security. New York: Routledge, pp. 35-73.
Adamson, Fiona (2004) 'Displacement, Diaspora Mobilization, and Transnational Cycles of Political Violence.' In: Tirman, John, (ed.), Maze of Fear: Security and Migration After September 11th. New York: New Press, pp. 45-58.
Adamson, Fiona (2002) 'Mobilizing for the Transformation of Home: Politicized Identities and Transnational Practices.' In: Al-Ali, Nadje and Koser, Khalid, (eds.), New Approaches to Migration? Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home. London: Routledge, pp. 155-168.
Adamson, Fiona (2002) 'International Democracy Assistance in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Building Civil Society From the Outside?' In: Mendelson, Sarah E. and Glenn, John K., (eds.), The Power and Limits of NGOs: A Critical Look at Building Democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 177-206.
Adamson, Fiona (2002) 'Democratization in Turkey, European Union Enlargement and the Regional Dynamics of the Cyprus Conflict: Past Lessons and Future Prospects.' In: Diez, Thomas, (ed.), Modern Conflict, Postmodern Union: The EU and the Cyprus Conflict. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 163-180.
Adamson, Fiona (2011) 'The Limits of the Liberal State: Migration, Identity and Belonging in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37 (6). pp. 843-859.
Adamson, Fiona (2011) 'Engaging or Contesting the Liberal State? 'Muslim' as a Politicised Identity Category in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37 (6). pp. 899-916.
Adamson, Fiona and Demetriou, M. (2007) 'Remapping the Boundaries of "State" and "National Identity": Incorporating Diasporas into IR Theorizing.' European Journal of International Relations, 13 (4). pp. 489-526.
Adamson, Fiona (2006) 'Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security.' International Security, 31 (1). pp. 165-199.
Adamson, Fiona (2005) 'Global Liberalism Versus Political Islam: Competing Ideological Frameworks in International Politics.' International Studies Review, 7 (4). pp. 547-569.
Adamson, Fiona (2005) 'Globalization, Transnational Political Mobilization, and Networks of Violence.' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 18 (1). pp. 35-53.
Adamson, Fiona (2001) 'Democratization and the Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy: Turkey in the 1974 Cyprus Crisis.' Political Science Quarterly, 116 (2). pp. 277-303.