Middle East, especially Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, international political communication; media and conflict; critical global media studies; activism and media; social movements; memory studies and oral history; diasporas and ethnic minorities.
Africa - Critical gender theory on sexuality, queer politics, security and violent extremism, gender in nation and state making, social movements. Qualitative research methods and feminist research methodology
Applied International Relations, weapons of mass destruction, diplomacy, globalisation and corporate accountability, globalisation and democracy, globalisation and energy, the role of international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and the Nazis.
Chair of the Centre for Global Media and Communication
South Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics.
Dr J Simon Rofe is the inaugural director of CISD's Global Diplomacy Masters distance learning programme. Prior to joining SOAS he was Distance Learning Director at the University of Leicester managing a suite of four International Relations Programmes.