Supervision and Research Interests

For more detail on the research interests and publications of faculty at the Department of International Relations, please click here for individual faculty profiles. Alternatively, based on the areas of interests, you can access individual faculty profiles by clicking on their names below.

Matteo Fumagalli

 Matteo’s interests include contentious authoritarianism; ethnicity, nationalism and diaspora politics; and the politics of natural resources. His interests cover the post-Soviet space (especially Central Asia) and South-East Asia (especially Myanmar).

Emel Akcali                       

Her current teaching and research interests cover the state, society and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, social movements, upheavals and (trans-)formation of collective identities in the age of globalization, the limits of neoliberal governmentality outside of the Western realm, critical realist philosophy and non-Western and alternative globalist geopolitical discourses.

 Alexander Astrov

His research is situated at the intersection of International Relations Theory and Political Theory, focusing mainly on the ideas of order and politics. He is particularly interested in the history and changing practices of "great powers" and their role in global political order.

Péter Balázs

His research activities are centered on the foreign policy of the EU and problems of the late modernization and European integration of the Eastern part of the continent. He also analyzes questions of European and global governance including the future of European institutions.

László Csaba

He is interested in supervising students with interests in CEE and EU as well as in broader International Political Economy subjects. He currently working on a variety of projects including those on Neo-liberal reforms and retrenchment in transition economies in the post-1989 period; Unorthodox and heterodoxy in post-2008 economics, and several projects on European governance reforms. He is also working on the second edition of his latest monograph, titled, Economics for Europe.

Marie-Pierre F. Granger

Her research interests lie in the fields of European Union Law; European integration and governance; comparative public law; interactions between law, policy, and politics; access to justice; judicial process; remedies; human rights and citizenship.

Béla Greskovits

His research interests are the political economy of East-Central European capitalism, comparative economic development, social movements, and democratization.

Julius Horváth

His main interest lies in international economic policy issues, political economy of monetary relations, and history of economic thought.

Erin Kristin Jenne

Her interests are connected but not confined to comparative politics, international relations, conflict processes, and East European politics. More specifically they relate to; ethnic conflict management, international relations theory, nationalism and civil war, and international security.

Achim Kemmerling

He works on issues of welfare state and tax policies. He is also interested in the political economy of international development. 

Youngmi Kim

Her main interests are in comparative politics, especially in the study of political parties and party systems in new democracies, online politics, and comparative regionalism. Her current research explores online political participation and its relationship with offline activism, and the impact of political culture on political behavior. 

Xymena Kurowska

She is interested in International Political Sociology, and social/IR/security theory. Her research relates to external/internal security policy, international intervention and state-building, EU-Eastern Europe relations, norms in international politics, interpretive methodologies.

Kristin Makszin

Kristin's research is in the field of comparative political economy. Her current research projects relate to the politics of austerity, inequalities in political participation, and government formations in diverse political party systems.

Michael Merlingen

His main research interests lie in Foucauldian IR and historical-materialist IR, Foucault and Marx. He is particularly puzzled by how the international/global is implicated in the enclosure of our socio-economic and political imaginaries and the production of our affects, that is, by what with Foucault one might call the demonic aspect of liberal world order and with Marx might call alienation or the impoverishment of thought and practice engendered by this world order.

Paul Roe     

Paul teaches and researches largely in the field of security theory. His teaching is concerned with the evolution of Security Studies as a discipline; both with Strategic Studies and with more non-traditional and critical approaches. He has previously written on the concepts of the security dilemma, societal security, and securitization, and has more recently published in the field of gender and security.

Thomas Fetzer

His current research interests are primarily related to the role of ideas in the international political economy, with a specific focus on (economic) nationalism, as well as the impact of economic globalization on socioeconomic inequality and processes of collective interest formation. 

Boldizsár Nagy

His primary interest is in international and European refugee law and practice. Moreover the  the politico-philosophical foundations of the present global migration regime as well as the those of refugee protection are within his research. Beyond that, theoretical questions of public international law, sovereignty, the use of the shared resources and the common heritage of mankind are fields within which he actively published. Outer space law and practice is also dear to his heart.