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(opens in a new window)Dr Joshua Alley (Assistant Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Samuel Brazys (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
International political economy; aid; trade; development

(opens in a new window)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)

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Johan Dornschneider-Elkink (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Quantitative research methods; computational methods; electoral behaviour

(opens in a new window)Dr Stephanie Dornschneider-Elkink (Assistant Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Alexander Dukalskis (Associate Professor)

Research Interests
Authoritarian regimes; Asian politics; international human rights

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Vincent Durac (Associate Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)Professor David Farrell (Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Professor Niamh Hardiman (Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Dr Yoo Sun Jung (Assistant Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Joseph Lacey (Associate Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)Dr Stefan Müller (Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow)

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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Aidan Regan (Associate Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)Dr Tobias Theiler (Lecturer)

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

(opens in a new window)Dr Lucia Tiscornia (Assistant Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Associate Prof Krishna Vadlamannati (Associate Professor)

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

(opens in a new window)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

(opens in a new window)Professor Patrick Paul Walsh (Professor of International Development Studies)

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

(opens in a new window)Dr Alexa Zellentin (Assistant Professor)

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

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