SOAS University of London

Centre for Comparative Political Thought

Centre for Comparative Political Thought Members and Staff

Dr Rochana Bajpai
Founding Member
Rochana Bajpai

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

  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4750
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  • Room: 216
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dr Felix Berenskoetter
Felix Berenskoetter
International Relations Theory, Concept Analysis, Identity, Power, Security, Time, Friendship, Transatlantic Relations, European Security, Sociology of the Discipline
  • Tel: +44 (0) 207 898 4682
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  • Room: 225
  • Academic Support Hours: On request

Dr 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
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  • Room: 211
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11:00am - 13:00pm
Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

International political economy; international political sociology; global trade (WTO; NGOs and trade policy); financial politics (particularly City of London); ideology (neoliberalism, the politics of managerialism).

Professor 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: +44 (0 )20 7898 4652
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  • Room: 254
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Professor Matthew J Nelson
Matthew Nelson
Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Thought, South Asia, Islam, non-elite politics, democracy.
  • Room: 218
  • On Sabbatical:2021/22

Dr Manjeet Ramgotra
Manjeet Ramgotra
Expertise in republicanism, multiculturalism, comparative political thought, decolonising political theory and the history of political ideas.
  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4573
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  • Room: 461
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr Rahul Rao
Rahul Rao
International relations theory, critical theory (especially postcolonial and queer
theory), comparative political thought, gender and sexuality, South Asia
  • On Sabbatical:2021/22