Before joining Aston, I completed my ESRC-funded PhD at Aberystwyth University. To date, my research has focused on how NGOs and think-tanks produce knowledge about violent conflicts and human rights. I am particularly interested in the sociology of expertise, and how communities of non-governmental experts construct their narratives and shape political discourse. Building on this, I am currently conducting further research into how technology influences the practices of global human rights advocacy.Teaching:
LP3108 Diplomacy and Soft Power
LP3127 Nationalism and Political Power
LP1030 Introduction to Concepts and Methods of International Relations
LP2106 International Relations: Theories
LP2109 Political Theories and Ideologies
Room Number: NW803A
Office Hours: Wednesdays (11.30-12.45) and Thursdays (10.30-11.45)
Tel: 0121 204 4590.
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