Congratulations to Rochana Bajpai

Many warm congratulations to Rochana Bajpai for being awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project “The Promise of Politics: Minority Representation and Democracy in India.” This is fantastic news and very much deserved!  

Issue no. 8 of the Politics Newsletter

Check out the newest issue of the Politics newsletter – updates on publications, research, media presence, and news from alumni and current students:  (PDF)  

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at SOAS Department of Politics and International Studies

The Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London, is accepting applications from candidates for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Innovative and theoretically-grounded projects in the Politics of Asia, Africa and/or the Middle East; International Relations Theory and Global Politics; Conflict, Rights and Justice; Comparative Political Thought; Energy Security; Migration and Diaspora…

Congratulations to Zaad Mahmood

Many warm congratulations to Zaad Mahmood who has passed his doctoral viva with minor corrections.  Zaad is currently assistant professor in political science at the Presidency University in Kolkota, India. Our warmest wishes and congratulations, Zaad!

Congratulations to Benedetta De Alessi

Many many warm congratulations to Benedetta de Alessi who, on 9 January, passed her PhD without any corrections being required.  Her supervisor, Stephen Chan, and she are both delighted.

Congratulations to Silvia Ferrabolli

Many warm congratulations to Silvia Ferrabolli who has passed her doctoral viva.  Her thesis concerns intraregional Arab politics and she will be returning to Brazil to work.

Congratulations to Sophia Hoffmann

The Department of Politics is very honoured and excited to congratulate Dr Sophia Hoffmann on her being awarded the 2012 Syrian Studies Association award for best PhD thesis for her deeply researched and theoretically grounded thesis titled Disciplining Movement: State Sovereignty in the Context of Iraqi Migration to Syria. Sophia was supervised by Laleh Khalili…

Congratulations to Hanan Toukan

The Department of Politics is very happy and excited to congratulate Dr Hanan Toukan who received her PhD from the department recently has received the prestigious Malcolm H. Kerr Award for best doctoral dissertation in social sciences from the Middle East Studies Association. The title of Hanan’s thesis was Art, Aid, Affect: Locating the Political in…

Congrats to Sam Gundimeda

Many warm congratulations to Sam Gundimeda who has passed his doctoral viva with minor corrections. Best wishes to Sam!

SOAS/Birkbeck MRes in Politics

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme…