I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Cardiff University. My research is fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and its Doctoral Training Partnership program. My research looks at the role of security policy in the reconfiguration regime legitimacy in Egypt and Tunisia in an age of authoritarian neoliberalism. I am a steering committee member of the ISRU (Cardiff University International Studies Research Unit). I write the ISRU blog and look after the website and twitter page. I have worked as an Associate Lecturer and Seminar Tutor in Politics and International Relations.
I have a masters in Politics and Development Policy in Africa and the Global South (Politique et développement en Afrique et les pays du Sud) from the Laboratory of African Studies in the World based at Sciences Po Bordeaux. During this masters I completed a risk assessment report on a development project in Haiti for the World Bank. I have a second masters from Cardiff University in the ESRC Social Science Research Methods program specialising in International Relations. I have two undergraduate degrees - a Politics and International Relations degree from Cardiff University and a Politics and Economics degree from Sciences Po Bordeaux. I achieved First Class Honours in both these degrees. In 2014 I won the Cardiff University Undergraduate Student of the Year Scholarship.
The International Studies Research Unit (ISRU) is a forum that focusses on the advancement of research and practice in the field of international studies. It is based in the Cardiff University School of Law and Politics and is an interdisciplinary research unit. The ISRU is open to everyone interested in research on global and international Read more
‘The Bingo Project’ ISRU/CCGP Frontiers Lecture with guest speaker Professor Kate Bedford – 20th of November 2019 On the 20th of November, the International Studies Research Unit welcomed guest speaker Professor Kate Bedford for our flagship annual frontiers lecture. This event was co-sponsored by the Centre for Critical Global Politics. Professor Bedford is a Professor Read more
Turkish Opening to Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for the African Students in the Turkish Capital Dr Engin Akcay 30.10.2019 On the 30th of October, Dr Engin Akcay presented his draft paper ‘Turkish Opening to Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for the African Students in the Turkish Capital’ at the first ISRU Work-In-Progress Seminar of the new academic Read more
ISRU has a terrific program of work-in-progress (WIP) seminars lined up for the autumn semester (see below). Additionally, we are excited to announce that Professor Kate Bedford from Birmingham University will deliver our annual Frontiers in International Relations Lecture. She will be speaking on “Gambling, Law, and Political Economy” on Wednesday 20 November at 4pm Read more
ISRU’s goals are to create a vibrant intellectual environment at Cardiff, support the production of world-class research, and build Cardiff’s reputation for research excellence in the area of International Studies. As the 2018/19 academic year draws to a close, we wish to thank all those that have presented, served as discussant or have attended at Read more
In 2016, Professor John Harrington and Professor Ambreena Manji presented at the ISRU’s Work-In-Progress seminar as part of the development stage for their article entitled ‘‘Africa Needs Many Lawyers Trained for the Need of their Peoples: Struggles over Legal Education in Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana’. This article has recently been published in the American Journal of Legal Read more
On the 3rd of April 2019, the ISRU met to discuss Dr Jennifer Allan’s paper entitled ‘Complex Diffusion: The Rise and Fall of Ecosystems Services Norm in the Regime Complex for Biodiversity’ in the last Work-In-Progress Seminar of the Spring Semester. Dr Allan received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in May 2017. Read more
On the 20th of March 2019, the ISRU welcomed Dr Elisa Wynne-Hughes as part of the Work-In-Progress Seminar Series. Dr Wynne-Hughes is a lecturer in International Relations in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. She completed her Ph.D. at Bristol University after having read for an MA in Political Science in Toronto Read more
On the 13th of March, Dr Simone Tholens presented her Work-In-Progress paper ‘Knowledge Production in 21st Century Interventions: Security Assistance as a Global Assemblage” at the ISRU WIP seminar. Dr Tholens is a lecturer in International Relations at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. Among various other academic positions, prior to joining Read more
On the 13th of February 2019, Dr Peri Roberts and Professor Peter Sutch, both of the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University, presented their work-In-progress paper entitled ‘Interstitial Moral Reasoning: Justice and the Global Commons’ at the ISRU WIP seminar. A Senior Lecturer in Politics, Dr Roberts’ research focuses on normative political theory in Read more