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.

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.

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.

Béla Greskovits

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

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.

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.

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.