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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The International Studies Research Unit (ISRU) is a forum for everyone interested in research on global and international issues. It is an intellectual meeting place for scholars, practitioners, policy makers and civil society groups, and offers the opportunity to transcend disciplinary boundaries.