Our Community: School of Politics and International Relations

We realise you may not have had the chance to visit us, check out the information below for a snapshot of our staff and students.

Our Academics


UK and US Politics


Professor Matthew Goodwin, ‘Brexit, the 2019 General Election and the Realignment of British Politics’.

Dr Andrew Wroe published a new book on ‘The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J Trump’.

PhD student Jack Bridgewater on ‘The UK needs a new electoral system, not a new political party.’


Conflict Analysis and International Relations


Dr Toni Haastrup and Dr Nadine Ansorg, ‘Gender and the EU’s Support for Security Sector Reform in Fragile Contexts’.

Dr Harmonie Toros, ‘”9/11 is alive and well” or how critical terrorism studies has sustained the 9/11 narrative’.

Dr Andrea Den Boer and Dr Ingvild Bode, ‘Gendering Security: Connecting Theory and Practice’.

Check out the Conflict Analysis Research Centre blog for profiles and essays.


Political Theory


Dr Iain MacKenzie, ‘Political Ideologies: an Introduction’.

Dr Stefan Rossbach, ‘Gandhi: Portraits of Integrity’.

Dr Luca Mavelli, ‘The Refugee Crisis and Religion’.

Dr Charles Devellennes, ‘A Dialectic Atheology – Understanding the Past, Present and Future of Atheism’.


Our Students


Find out about Kateryna’s Internship experience.

Hear about Ruya’s Year Abroad.

Also see our Student Ambassadors on our Instagram account.


A little something extra


Prefer listening rather than reading? Try our new School of Politics Podcast: Political Bites.

Check out this Q-Step podcast, ‘How to Win Arguments with Numbers’.

Dr Sean Molloy, ‘Kant’s International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace’.


Your Wellbeing


Wellbeing is always important to us and our students. There are plenty of resources to help you look after your mental wellbeing, here are some suggestions from our Student Support Team:

Student Minds- Looking after your mental wellbeing

Mind- How to manage stress

Student Success- Time Management short video


Remember to check out our new 2020 Applicant Page, for details on virtual events.