Michael Innes elected fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Many warm congratulations to doctoral student Michael Innes who has been elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society!

Congratulations to Dave Harris

Many warm congratulations to Dave Harris who has accepted a lectureship at the University of Bradford. Dave received his PhD from the Department and is the author of  Civil War and Democracy in West Africa: Conflict Resolution, Elections and Justice in Sierra Leone and Liberia (London: IB Tauris, 2011). Dr Harris, who is currently a senior teaching fellow…

Congratulations to Steve Itugbu

Many warm congratulations to Steve Itugbu who passed his doctoral viva with minor corrections!  

Start of Term Events

Start of Term Events: Undergraduate Welcome Meeting Tuesday, September 25 3-5pm Khalili Lecture Theatre Postgraduate Welcome Meeting Tuesday, September 25 5-7pm Khalili Lecture Theatre Politics Undergraduate Drop-In Session (Course Sign-Up Advice) Thursday, September 27 2-5pm Room 4418 Personal Advisor Meetings Wednesday, October 3 3-5pm

Congratulations to Latife Reda

Many warm congratulations to Latife Reda (and her supervisor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam) who has passed her doctoral viva with minor corrections.

Dave Rampton

Many warm congratulations to Dave Rampton, who received his doctorate from the department in 2010 and who has been teaching in Development Studies, Politics and CISD since completing the PhD.  Dave has how accepted a 3 year Fellowship in Global Politics with the IR and Government Departments at LSE. He will be taking up the offer…

Professor Charles Tripp elected Fellow of British Academy

Many many warm congratulations to Professor Charles Tripp who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.  Charles is a Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East with the Department of Politics and International Studies. His research interests include the nature of autocracy, state and resistance in the Middle East and the politics of…

Polly Pallister-Wilkings

Congratulations to Dr Polly Pallister-Wilkins, our senior teaching fellow, who has been appointed to the post of assistant professor in international relations at the University of Amsterdam. She will be starting on 1 August, and we -students and colleagues- are really going to miss her. Many many warm congrats, Polly. Amsterdam is a beautiful place…

Aboul-Fotouh: A New Path for Egypt?

SOAS MSc student Abul-Hasanat Siddique on the Egyptian presidential elections and the rise of a former Muslim Brotherhood member, Abdel Mone’im Aboul-Fotouh. Egypt is set to hold its first free and fair presidential elections, as the Arab world’s most populous nation seeks to shift away from military rule and to a civilian elected government. Following the…

Toby Matthiesen

Many warm congratulations to our former doctoral student Toby Matthiesen (who is now Abdullah Al-Mubarak Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge) for having been awarded the 2012 APSA (American Political Science Association) Aaron Wildavsky Award for the Best Dissertation on Religion and Politics  for his doctoral thesis titled The Shia…