Directing staff

Professor Timothy Edmunds Director
Professor Ana Juncos Garcia Professor of European Politics



Dr Adrian Flint

Senior Lecturer in Development Politics

Dr Alix Dietzel

Lecturer in Politics

Dr Andrew Wyatt

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Dr Chris Rossdale


Dr Columba Peoples

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Egle Cesnulyte

Lecturer in Politics/International Development

Dr Elspeth Van Veeren

Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Dr Emily Crick

Policy Bristol Associate/ Associate Teacher

Dr Filippo Dionigi

Lecturer Politics/IR

Dr Henrietta Wilson

Assistant Teacher

Dr John Downer

Senior Lecturer in Risk and Resilience

Dr Karen Tucker

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Dr Maria Paula Escobar-Tello

Lecturer in Farm Animal Science

Dr Oliver Kearns

Senior Research Associate

Dr Peace Medie

Senior Lecturer

Dr Rob Yates


Dr Roddy Brett

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ryerson Christie

Lecturer in East Asian Studies

Dr Scott Edwards

Research Associate , SafeSeas

Dr Simon Frankel Pratt

Lecturer in Politics and IR

Dr Torsten Michel

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Professor Eric Herring

Professor of World Politics

Professor Jonathan Joseph

Professor in Politics and IR

Professor Jutta Weldes

PGR Education Director

Professor Therese O'Toole

Professor of Sociology

Affiliated Members

Professor Mark Duffield Emertius Professor of International Security
Professor Benoit Pelopidas Lecturer in International Relations
Dr Elisa Wynne-Hughes (Cardiff University) Lecturer in Politics
Dr Filip Ejdus Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade
Denny Pencheva Associate Lecturer, UCL

Current and Recent Research Students

NamePhD Topic
Pankhuri Agarwal

Journey of bonded laborers from slavery to freedom at the crossroads of labor, law and State in Northern India

Molly Bond Bridging Science and Technology Policy and Global Development Studies
Kate Byron

A gendered analytic approach to explore the (re)configuration of the human subject in machine learning practices

Laura Hankin Locality and the (re)construction of identities at the interface of government-led and community social reintegration processes of former FARC combatants in Colombia
Clare Stevens (Antivirus) Resistance is Futile: Conceptualising the cybersecurity landscape
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