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New Academic Appointments

Posted on 24/07/2012

We are pleased to announce the appointment of five new colleagues, who will be joining the Department in September, 2012.

  • will be joining the Department as a Lecturer in International Relations.  Tom was previously at Surrey University and who works in the areas of neoclassical realist IR theory, European defence and security, and military alliances and cross-national defence capability in the Euro-Atlantic security area.  His publications include The Politics of German Defence and Security: Policy Leadership and Military Reform in the post-Cold War Era (New York: Berghahn, 2007) and Neoclassical Realism and Defence Reform in Post-Cold War Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).  He is currently completing a manuscript on The Drivers and Destination of European Defence Cooperation: Reconciling EU Law with IR Theory.
  • has been appointed as a Reader in International Relations.  Luis joins us from Keele University.  He works on the international political economy of security and international relations theory (particularly related to Foucauldian understandings of biopolitics and biopower).  At Keele he led the establishment of an Emerging Securities Research Unit, and he has published widely on technologies of risk management and insurance.  He is currently completing the final installment of a trilogy of books with Routledge: Insuring Security: Biopolitics, Security and Risk; Insuring War: Soverigenty, Security and Risk; and Insuring Life: Value, Security and Risk.
  • will be joining us as a Lecturer in International Relations, and comes to PIR from Exeter University.  Her research is in the area of international law and post conflict societies, with a focus on the Balkans and the role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  Her first book, Courting Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Hague Tribunal’s Impact in a Postwar State, was published by Cambridge University Press, and she has a forthcoming CUP book entitled Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide.
  • will be joining us as a Teaching Fellow in International Relations.  She recently completed her PhD at Southampton on “Contesting Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Strategic Use of a Concept” and has also worked as a freelance political journalist for both broadcast and print news media.
  • will also be joining us as a Teaching Fellow in International Relations.  He completed his PhD in 2011 at LSE on “The Insecurity Dilemma and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict” and he has a great deal of teaching experience at LSE, SOAS, Warwick, and Westminster in the UK, and also at UC-San Diego, where he completed his Masters degree.




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