Academic Research Areas

Professor David Farrell (Chair of Politics)

Research Interests
Elections, electoral systems; political parties; the representative role of members of parliament

Assoc Prof Samuel Brazys (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
International political economy; aid; trade; development

Dr James Cross (Assistant Professor)

Substantive Areas of Interest
European Union politics; international organisations; parliamentary politics; legislative decision making; bargaining/negotiations; transparency; social media and online politics; Twitter; interest groups

Methodological Approaches
Quantitative text analysis; quantitative research methods; game theory and the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)

Dr Stephanie Dornschneider (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Violent and nonviolent activism, the Middle East, political psychology, computational modeling

Dr Alexander Dukalskis (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Authoritarian regimes; transitional justice; Asian politics; international human rights

Assoc Prof Vincent Durac (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; Islamic politics; civil society and democratisation

Assoc Prof Johan A. Elkink (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Quantitative research methods; computational methods; electoral behaviour

Dr Graham Finlay (Lecturer)

Research Interests
Social and political theory; utilitarian thought; international justice

Professor Niamh Hardiman (Professor)

Research Interests
Comparative European political economy; Irish politics and public policy; institutional analysis; comparative case-study research methods

Dr Melanie Hoewer (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Gender, peace and conflict, security, intersectionality, women's rights, Latin American politics and Northern Ireland

Dr Joseph Lacey (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Political Theory

Dr Aidan Regan (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Political economy; European integration; Eurozone crisis

Dr Heidi Riley (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
International Relations: Theory and Practice, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Gender Studies, and Qualitative Methods

Dr Andy Storey (Lecturer)

Research Interests
Economic development; global European and African political economy

Dr Tobias Theiler (Lecturer)

Research Interests
International politics; political psychology; sociology of the state

Professor Jennifer Todd (Full Professor)

Research Interests
Comparative ethno-national identity; conflict and settlement processes; peripheral nationalism in Europe; the Northern Ireland conflict

Professor Ben Tonra (Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and Professor of International Relations)

Research Interests
International relations; EU foreign, security and defence policy; Irish foreign policy; European and international security issues

Dr Krishna Vadlamannati (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
International development; industrialization; poverty and inequality; health, education and development

Dr Dawn Walsh (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Conflict resolution, Peace agreements, Institutional Design, International Actors and Peace Processes,Gender and Politics, and the under-representation of women in political institutions

Professor Patrick Paul Walsh (Professor of International Development Studies)

Research Interests
International development; industrialization; poverty and inequality; health, education and development

Dr Eva Wegner (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Political behaviour; inequality and redistribution; accountability; political participation; Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; survey experiments

Dr Alexa Zellentin (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Political theory; liberal neutrality; cultural rights; climate justice