SOAS University of London

Centre for Comparative Political Thought

Centre for Comparative Political Thought Members and Staff

Rochana Bajpai
Founding Member
Rochana Bajpai

Contemporary political theory, particularly multiculturalism; comparative political thought, particularly political ideologies; modern Indian politics

  • Tel: 020 7898 4750
  • Email: rb6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 216
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: On Leave
Felix Berenskoetter
Felix Berenskoetter
International Relations Theory, Concept Analysis, Identity, Power, Security, Time, Friendship, Transatlantic Relations, European Security, Sociology of the Discipline

Carlo Bonura
Carlo Bonura

Comparative political thought; Contemporary Islamic thought in Southeast Asia; Southeast Asian politics, particularly Thailand and Malaysia; Culture and politics.

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4617
  • Email: cb84@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 205
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

International political economy, particular politics of world trade and history of neoliberalism; conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy; international political sociology.

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4701
  • Email: me7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4411
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30, Thursdays 10-11am

Michael Freeden
Michael Freeden

Political theory; history of political thought; comparative political thought; liberalism; modern ideologies; the nature of political thinking; conceptual history.

Hagar Kotef
Hagar Kotef

Political Theory; postcolonial, feminist, and critical theory; political violence; liberal thought; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; movement and mobility; the formation of political identities.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4652
  • Email: hk11@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 254
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00PM

Matthew J Nelson
Matthew Nelson
Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Thought, South Asia, Islam, non-elite politics, democracy.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4742
  • Email: mn6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 218
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 3 - 5.00 PM
Manjeet Ramgotra
Manjeet Ramgotra
Political theory, including comparative political thought and history of ideas, republicanism, liberalism, multiculturalism, Cicero, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Nehru.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4573
  • Email: mr18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 461
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 10am - 12pm

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: 4423
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: On Leave; Terms 2 & 3: Wednesday 10am-12pm