Faculty and Fellows

Professor Doug Stokes

Professor of International Relations and Director of CAIS

Professor Stokes specializes in US foreign policy, international security and transatlantic grand strategy. He has published a number of books, journal articles and book chapters in these areas and was the principal investigator for a British Academy large grant that culminated in his most recent co-authored monograph, Global Energy Security and American Hegemonypublished with Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010.

Email: D.Stokes@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725625

Dr Alex Prichard

Lecturer and Deputy Director of CAIS

Dr Prichard's main areas of research are International Relations Theory and Anarchist Theory. He has published widely on the international political theory of the first anarchist, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), as well as on historiographical debates in anarchist studies and in IR.

Email: A.Prichard@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725625

Professor Sir Steve Smith

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter

Professor Sir Steve Smith is an active member of the group despite his commitments as Vice-Chancellor. He continues to edit and write path-breaking textbooks for Oxford University Press, the fourth edition of The Globalization of World Politics due out in early 2008. Globalization is the biggest selling textbook of IR in the world. He has recently co-edited two other major textbooks, (with Dunne and Kurki) International Relations Theories (2007), and (with Dunne and Hadfield), Foreign Policy: Theory, Actors, Cases (2008).

Email: vice-chancellor@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723000

Dr Stephane Baele

Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Deputy Director of CAIS

Dr Baele's research mainly focuses on the role of categorisation and systems of classification in security policies. This has led him to publish on issues as varied as terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or migration policies, making use of both quali and quanti methods.

Email: S.Baele@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725861

Dr Gregorio Bettiza

Lecturer in International Relations and Security

Dr Bettiza's research interests are in International Relations (IR) theory, religion and civilizational analysis, non-liberal norms and identities, with a particular area focus on American foreign policy, transatlantic relations and the Middle East. 

Email: G.Bettiza@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725007

Dr Sarah Bulmer

Lecturer (Cornwall)

Dr Bulmer works in the field of critical and cultural war studies within International Relations. She is particularly interested in critical theories of subjectivity and the implications of these for thinking about military identity, the legacies of contemporary conflict and processes of militarisation.

Email: S.E.Bulmer@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1326 253768

Professor Claire Dunlop

Professor of Politics and Public Policy

Dr Dunlop's main research interests are the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization; epistemic communities and advisory politics; risk governance; policy learning and analysis; impact assessment; and policy narratives. Dr Dunlop explores these conceptual interests at the UK and EU levels principally, and most frequently in relation to agricultural, food and environmental issues


Email: c.a.dunlop@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724690

Professor Michael Dumper

Professor in Middle East Politics

Professor Dumper’s research interests are the Permanent Status Issues of the Middle East peace process, the Arab-Israeli conflict, religious institutions in the Middle East and the urban politics of the Middle East.

Email: mick.dumper@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723167

Dr John Heathershaw

Senior Lecturer

Dr Heathershaw's research interested lie in two fields: Central Asian studies, including the former Soviet republics and Afghanistan; Peace and Conflict Studies, including the interdisciplinary study of the politics of conflict, security and political development.

Email: J.D.Heathershaw@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724185

Dr David Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lewis has a broad range of research interests in international security and conflict studies, with an additional strand of research focusing on the politics of authoritarian states.

Email: D.Lewis@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725625

Dr Bice Maiguashca

Senior Lecturer

Dr Maiguashca's academic research centres on the theory and practice of social movement activism or the 'politics of resistance'.

Email: b.maiguashca@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723177

Dr Klejda Mulaj

Senior Lecturer

Dr  Mulaj's research interests centre on conflict, security and peace studies – including causes of war, nationalism, state-formation, reconciliation, and post-conflict rebuilding.

Email: K.Mulaj@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724038

Dr Catherine Owen


Dr Owen's research concerns two inter-related fields: the comparative politics of Russia and China and the emergence of a post-Western world order. Between 2017 and 2020, she is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow.

Email: C.A.M.Owen@exeter.ac.uk

Professor Claudio Radaelli

Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy, Director, Centre for European Governance

Professor Radaelli is the Anniversary Chair in Politics and Director of the Centre for European Governance. His main research project is Analysis of Learning in Regulatory Governance funded by the European Research Council for the period 2009-2013. Prof. Radaelli is coeditor of the European Journal of Political Research, the flagship journal of the European Consortium for Political Research. His core research fields are policy learning, regulatory analysis, and EU public policy. He also carries out a projects on Italian politics

Email: C.Radaelli@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723176

Dr Delacey Tedesco


Dr. Tedesco's work reassesses transitions and continuities in politics, exploring how boundary concepts such as nature, the city, the subject, and sovereignty simultaneously mobilize claims about appropriate politics and generate insecurities in these claims. She engages global urbanization, through various enactments, as a site that intensifies and materializes the boundary insecurities of modern geopolitics and international relations

Email: D.Tedesco@exeter.ac.uk

Dr Owen Thomas

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Dr Thomas’ research interests lie in International Relations, Foreign Policy and Security. He is particularly interested in interplay between transparency, secrecy and war.

Email: O.D.Thomas@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1326 259227

Professor Martin Shaw

Senior Research Fellow

Martin Shaw is a historical sociologist of global politics, war and genocide. His books include Marxism and Social Science (1974), Dialectics of War (1988), Post-Military Society (1991), Civil Society and Media in Global Crises (1996), Theory of the Global State (2000), War and Genocide (2003), The New Western Way of War (2005), What is Genocide? (2007) and most recently Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Transitions of the Late Modern World (2013). He is Research Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Professorial Fellow in International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Roehampton, London, and Emeritus Professor of International Relations the University of Sussex. His personal website is www.martinshaw.org.

Email: m.shaw@sussex.ac.uk

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