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Academic Staff - Politics


Dr Timofey Agarin Lecturer Ethnic Politics
Dr Stefan Andreasson Senior Lecturer International and comparative politics; political economy of development; energy and natural resources; African politics; American politics. 
Prof John Barry Professor Green political theory, politics and political economy of sustainability, greening the economy, environmental and sustainable development policy-making, environmental ethics, transition to a low-carbon/renewable energy economy, normative dimensions of the transition to sustainability, citizenship, democracy and green politics, civic republicanism and green political theory, interdisciplinary sustainability research
Dr Mike Bourne Reader  Security politics and practices drawing particularly on critical security studies, new materialism/post-humanism, and mobilities
Dr Keith Breen  Senior Lecturer Contemporary political and social theory; theories of modernity and intersubjectivie
Dr Shane Brighton Senior Lecturer Social and political theory of war, strategy and military affairs; critical war studies; terrorism and political violence; British foreign, security and defence policy; continental political philosophy and ethics
Dr Ralph Dietl  Senior Lecturer Diplomatic and international history - the main focus being on security and defence aspects of the European Integration process. International Organisations, the Cold War, contemporary European and German history and United States foreign policy
Dr Jim Donaghey Research Fellow Relationship between politics and music, especially focussing on anarchist activism and contemporary punk culture in various internatioal contexts such as Northern Ireland, Britain, Poland and Indonesia
Prof Richard English Professor Politics and history of nationalism, political violence, and terrorism, with a particular focus on Ireland and Britain
Dr Elodie Fabre Lecturer British and comparative European politics; parties and party systems; electoral competition and voting; and territorial politics
Prof John Garry  Professor Electoral behaviour, public opinion and party competition
Dr Viviane Gravey Lecturer

European Union Politics, Environmental and Agricultural Policies, Policy Dismantling, European (dis)integration 

Dr Jamie Hagen Lecturer International Relations, Critical Security Studies, Transnational LGBTQ Politics, Critical Peace Studies, Decoloniality, Feminist Security Studies, and Gender Studies.
Dr Heather Johnson  Senior Lecturer Politics of Migration and Border Security, Citizenship and Nationalism
Dr Jonathan Kuyper Lecturer International Relations
Prof Debbie Lisle  Professor

International Relations and beyond: Tourism, Militarism, Everyday Life; Borders, Technology, Security; War, Representation, Surveillance

To find out more about Prof Lisle and her research interests please click here

Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh Senior Lecturer Irish Politics and Government, and Public administration/management and policy
Dr Cillian McBride  Senior Lecturer Contemporary political theory, particularly the ethics and politics of recognition, republicanism (non-domination), and deliberative democracy/political liberalism
Dr Cathal McCall  Professor Debordering and rebordering the EU; EU border regions; Cross-border cooperation and conflict transformation

Prof Lee McGowan

Professor and

Jean Monnet Chair

European politics, and especially the history and processes of EU integration: EU policy processes and especially competition policy; Northern Ireland and the EU; Far Right politics in Europe
Dr Peter McLoughlin  Lecturer Irish History and Politics
Dr Susan McManus  Lecturer Poststructuralist, utopian, and radical political theory, both historical and contemporary
Dr Paddy McQueen Lecturer Areas of research: Applied ethics; Social philosophy; Contemporary political theory; Feminism and gender theory; The politics of recognition; Autonomy; Utilitarianism; Foucault

Research statement: I work primarily in the areas of social philosophy, political theory and ethics. I am particularly interested in the philosophy of the self and the politics of identity, and how these shape issues in applied ethics and political theory. I have written extensively on contemporary recognition and gender politics, power and discourses of identity.
Prof Beverley Milton-Edwards  Professor Political Islam, Politics of the Middle East, Terrorism and Security, Security Sector Reform/Governance, Civil Policing, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, the Sinai, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as well as Yemen and Libya
Alister Miskimmon Professor Strategic narratives, German, European and global security issues, and European integration.
Dr Margaret O'Callaghan Readership Irish history and politics, British high politics, politics of Irish literature
Prof David Phinnemore Professor The institutional and constitutional development of the European, notably EU treaty negotiations and reform.  EU enlargement.  EU external relations
Dr Chris Raymond Lecturer Political parties, party systems and social cleavages, elections and voting, legislatures and legislative behaviour, political psychology, political sociology
Dr Andrew Thomson  Lecturer Terrorism, international security, US foreign policy, US and Latin American relations, conflict analysis and peace science, and non-state actors in civil war
Prof Graham Walker Professor The political history and contemporary politics of Scotland and Northern Ireland, particularly the politics of Unionism; the history and contemporary role of the Labour movement in the UK; political biography; the politics of sport
Maria-Adriana Deiana
Lecturer Conflict Transformation, Gender and Politics