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Dr David Lewis

Associate Professor


01392 72 6507

Amory A224

I teach and research on international relations and peace and conflict studies, with an additional strand of research focusing on the politics of authoritarian states. In regional terms, most of my research has explored post-Soviet politics, notably in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. I am currently (2019-2021) on part-time secondment as an ESRC-AHRC UK FCO Fellow at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

Before joining the University of Exeter in September 2013 I was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. I completed my PhD in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, and subsequently worked in political risk analysis in the private sector. I also spent several years working for the Brussels-based think-tank, the International Crisis Group, in their research programmes in Central Asia and in South Asia.

Research supervision

I welcome applications from students working on the politics and international relations of Russia and Eurasia, or on comparative authoritiarianism and related topics.

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