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Name Discipline Research Interests
Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis Politics and International Relations Transatlantic relations, European Union and internal security (justice and home affairs - JHA), relations between the European Union and the United States, cybersecurity, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security.
Professor David Anderson Anthropology Political ecology, human-animal relations, development theory, political anthropology, landscape studies, ethnohistory, archaeology, the history of science and cross-cultural ideas of health, Central and Eastern Siberia and the Russian North, Northern Norway, Northwestern Canada.
Dr Tatiana Argounova-Low Anthropology Ethnic identity, nationalism, post-socialist societies; oral traditions; reindeer herding communities, food and diet in reindeer herding communities; Siberia, Sakha diaspora, mobility, migration, roads.
Dr Arnar Árnason Anthropology Death, emotion, and psychotherapy and the politics thereof; subjectivities/subjection; narratives, memory and forgetting; embodiment; identity and landscape.
Prof Mervyn Bain Politics and International Relations International relations, foreign policy, asymmetry within international relations, post-Soviet legacies, economic and development issues, Cold War geopolitics, Latin America, Cuba, Russia and the Soviet Union.
Dr Lynn Bennie Politics and International Relations Political participation, party membership and electoral behaviour; democracy and political representation; party adaptation and change; multi-level politics with focus on Scotland and UK; social movements and green politics.
Dr Tom Bentley Politics and International Relations Collective memory and memory studies, colonial discourse and postcolonial theory, political apologies.
Dr Margaret Bolton Anthropology Andes region (Bolivia); science, technology and expertise; development; animal-human relations; colonialism; the state; ethnohistory.
Dr John Bone Sociology Political economy, social and biosocial theory, well-being and social media research.
Mrs Kerry Boyne School Administration Postgraduate/Research Administrator and School Tier 4 Administrator
Professor Alison Brown Anthropology Western Canada; museum anthropology; indigenous heritage management practices; repatriation; material culture; visual anthropology; ethnohistory; Blackfoot cultural histories; First Nations artistic practice; Scots and First Nations' fur trade narratives.
Professor Steve Bruce Sociology The changing nature and status of religion in the modern world; the political influence of religion; religion and sexual deviance; in particular the use of religion in sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Dr Natasha Danilova Politics and International Relations Critical military studies and Feminist IR; gender and war; politics of war memory; art, aesthetics and war; militarisation and militarism; society-military relations; veterans’ politics; heroes and heroism, identity politics in the UK; regional politics and (in)securities in Russia and other post-Soviet Eurasian states.
Ms Jill Davis School Administration School Administrative Assistant
Dr Stuart Durkin Politics and International Relations Nationalism and ethnic politics, terrorism, conflict Resolution and peace and human rights education policy.
Dr Luisa Gandolfo Sociology Gender; memory; memorialisation and commemoration; post-war recovery; refugees and migration; religious practices and social change; cultural resistance; Palestine; Jordan; MENA.
Dr Malcolm Harvey Politics and International Relations Scottish politics, constitutional politics, devolution and constitutional change, multi-level governance, referendums and consultations.
Professor Bernadette Hayes Sociology Gender relations; political sociology; sociology of religion; Ireland, North and South; post-conflict societies.
Dr James Johnson Politics and International Relations Strategic studies; artificial intelligence and future warfare; great power strategic competition; deterrence theory and strategic stability; nuclear weapons; and nuclear non-proliferation and arms control issues.
Professor Michael Keating Politics and International Relations European politics, nationalism, public policy, urban and regional politics and society, and social science methodologies.
Dr Isabella Kasselstrand Sociology Secularization, secularisation, nonreligion, religious indifference, religion and social trust, cultural religion, ritual participation, quantitative methods, Scotland and Scandinavia
Dr Christopher Kollmeyer Sociology Macro-comparative sociology, political sociology, political economy, globalization, societal change, trade unionism, income inequality.
Dr Manu Lekunze Politics and International Relations International Security; Maritime Security; US-Africa Relations; National Security in Africa; Political Economy; The Post-Colonial State; Post-Brexit UK-Africa Relations; Military Organisational Strategy; Security Governance and Policy; Social Cohesion; Complexity Science.
Mrs Janice Longhurst School Administration School Support Assistant; UG PIR Sub-honours (Level 1 & 2)
Dr Joanne McEvoy Politics and International Relations Ethnic conflict, post-conflict institutional design, power-sharing, external actors and peacebuilding.
Dr Andrew McKinnon Sociology Global Anglicanism, conflict, metaphor, narrative and ritual); social theory (especially: classical theory, religion, rhetoric); and I maintain an active ongoing interest in historical sociology.
Dr Samantha May Politics and International Relations Religion and the Public Sphere, Political Islam, post-secularism, Critical Counter-terrorism, Faith-based charity, Gender and International Political Economy.
Dr Gearoid Millar Sociology Peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding, transitional justice, international development, international interventions in post-conflict contexts, complex interactions between global and local actors, ethnographic peace research methodologies, monitoring and evaluation of peace interventions, local experiences of post-conflict interventions, complexity theory, complex challenges to peace, climate change, interdisciplinary research, sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone.
Mrs Susan Mitchell School Administration School Support Coordinator; UG PIR Honours (Level 3 & 4)
Dr Martin Mills Anthropology Tibet and Tibetan-speaking areas, Tibetan modes of protest.
Dr Daniel Paget Politics and International Relations Rallies; sub-Saharan Africa; political communication; populism; nationalism; election campaigning; authoritarianism; digital politics; discourse-theoretic; Tanzania; political parties
Dr Johan Rasanayagam Anthropology Uzbekistan and Central Asia, postsocialist societies, the anthropology of Islam, morality and subjectivity, healing practices and spirit possession, religion and the secular, anthropology of the state.
Mrs Marjory Reilly School Administration School Support Assistant; UG Anthropology
Dr Isabel Seidel School Administration School Support Assistant; UG Sociology
Professor Michael Smith Politics and International Relations International security; international cooperation/organization/institutions; conflict resolution; social/experiential learning; regional integration/governance; Europe/European Union; the international politics of science/technology.
Dr Ezel Tabur Politics and International Relations Immigration, asylum, migration and development, European Union, EU Neighbourhood Policy, EU Policymaking.
Dr Andrea Teti Politics and International Relations Politics of democracy promotion, Egyptian politics, knowledge production in Social Science, Michel Foucault, Middle East politics, EU foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy.
Dr Kathrin Thomas Politics and International Relations Research methods, public opinion, survey methodology, comparative politics, elections and voting, political participation, political psychology.
Mrs Pam Thomson School Administration School Administration Manager
Dr David Toke Politics and International Relations Energy policy, environmental policy, particular theories of governance including policy network theory, usage of discourse, rational choice and interest group theory, and food and countryside issues.
Dr Marta Trzebiatowska Sociology Religion, nonreligion, gender and sexuality, atheism, Catholicism, Poland, migration, qualitative methods.
Dr Jo Vergunst Anthropology Scotland and Europe, landscape and phenomenology, environmental anthropology, rural histories and rural development, walking and mobilities, environmentalism, heritage, contemporary art.
Dr Ritu Vij Politics and International Relations Political Economy; Social Theory; International Political Theory; Precarity and Affect; Postcolonial theory; Informality and Subalternity; Aesthetics and Politics; Temporality and Politics; Global Studies: South and East Asia (India, Japan).
Dr Nancy Wachowich Anthropology Arctic anthropology, ethnohistory, oral traditions, indigenous media, museums and material culture, visual anthropology, symbolic anthropology, anthropology of colonialism.
Professor Claire Wallace Sociology Quality of life, social and community wellbeing; national and European identity; digital communications in rural areas; cultural heritage; gender, work and welfare; the social impact of oil.
Dr Jennifer Walklate Anthropology Museums; Museology; Temporality; The Uncanny; The Carnivalesque; Literary Theory; Anxiety; Museum Philosophy; Museum Histories; Social Responsibility; Ethical Practice.
Dr Andrew Whitehouse Anthropology Nature conservation, farming, identity, knowledge and values, ecological anthropology, continuity and change, human-animal relations, sound, landscape, Islay, Scottish Highlands, Britain.
Dr Anders Widfeldt Politics and International Relations Political parties, party organisations, Nordic politics and the European extreme right.
Dr Rhoda Wilkie Sociology Human-animal interaction.
Dr Robert Wishart Anthropology Sub Arctic Canada: Gwich'in, Ojibwe, Scottish Fur Traders; oral history, identity, colonial wildlife management regimes, continuities in hunting traditions, ethnohistory, landscape.
Mr James Wyllie Politics and International Relations Strategic theory; British foreign and defence policies; European security issues; Middle East security issues.
Dr Ilia Xypolia Politics and International Relations Middle Eastern Politics and History; Imperialism, Nationalism, Eurocentrism, Orientalism; Global Politics of Human Rights; The politics of numbers and global benchmarking.