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Dr Joshua Alley (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
International relations; international security; alliance politics; political economy of security; civil conflict; public opinion

Associate Prof Samuel Brazys (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
International political economy; aid; trade; development

Associate Prof James Cross (Associate 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 Thomas Däubler (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Electoral systems; Parliamentary behaviour; Political parties; Representation

Dr Pinar Dokumaci (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
International relations;Gender and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Feminist Theory, Comparative Political Theory, Politics of Development, Political Disagreements, Feminist Coalitions, Secularism and Islam

Associate Prof Johan Dornschneider-Elkink (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Quantitative research methods; computational methods; electoral behaviour

Dr Stephanie Dornschneider-Elkink (Assistant Professor)

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

Dr Caitriona Dowd (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Violent conflict, violence monitoring systems, humanitarian crises, and data. Regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa. Experienced in qualitative, mixed methods, statistical and geographic research methods

Associate Prof Alexander Dukalskis (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Authoritarian regimes; Asian politics; international human rights

Associate Prof Vincent Durac (Associate Professor)

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

Professor David Farrell (Professor)

Research Interests
Representative politics, electoral systems, deliberative mini-publics, party politics

Dr Graham Finlay (Lecturer)

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


Professor Supriya Garikipati

Research Interests
Political economy of development; gender and development; feminist theory; institutional economics; intra-household bargaining; rural labour markets; India's development challenges

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

Mr Samuel Johnston (Teaching Fellow)

Research Interests
Party politics; European Union; nationalism; radical right; ethnoregionalism; Irish politics; mixed methods

Dr Yoo Sun Jung (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
International political economy; trade; foreign direct investment; international organizations; game theory

Associate Prof Joseph Lacey (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Political theory (esp. democratic theory); Political institutions; Comparative European and EU Politics; Political Campaigns

Dr Stefan Müller (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

Research Interests
Representation; party competition; political communication; voting behaviour; public opinion; computational social science

Associate Prof Aidan Regan (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Comparative and international political economy; European and Irish politics; business and politics

Dr Tobias Theiler (Lecturer)

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

Dr Lucia Tiscornia (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests
Police and criminal violence; transitional justice; mixed-methods research designs

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

Associate Prof Krishna Vadlamannati (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
International Development; International Political Economy; Political Economy of Natural Resources; Development Politics of India

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 Alexa Zellentin (Assistant Professor)

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

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