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: 020 7898 4750
  • Email: rb6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 216
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 3.30-5pm on MS Teams
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
  • Email: fb12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 225
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 14:30-15:30

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
  • Email: cb84@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 205
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 2.30-4.30pm
Dr 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: Mondays: 11.30-12.30 and Weds: 12.00-13.00

Professor Michael Freeden
Michael Freeden

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

Dr Hagar Kotef
Centre Director
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
  • Email: hk11@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 254
  • Academic Support Hours: Thurs 11 -12 pm or by appointment - See link below

Professor 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
  • On Sabbatical:2020/21
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
  • Email: mr18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 461
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 1-3pm via MS Teams

Dr 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: Fridays, 3-5pm