Politics and International Relations at Leicester

Current PhD Students

Browse this list of our current PhD students.

To find out more about undertaking research in Politics and International Relations, visit our research degrees pages or contact hypirpgr@le.ac.uk.

Student    Title 
Anwar Afhim  arka2@  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity-related asylum claims: a queer critique of UK Home Office practices 
Salado Ahmed  ss889@  The gendered impact of the EU’s securitised migration policies: A case study of Greece.
Deden Alfathimy  dhaa1@  Space Policy in the Global Space Age 
Sana Amin  sa792@  The security paradox of the Arab states: An empirical study of state security activism in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Iraq and its effect on individual and collective violence.
Christopher Bullock crb29@  A Cultural Approach to Intelligence Theory: Understanding China’s Intelligence Behaviour.
Samuel Canter  sc791@  Strategies of Offset: The United States Approach to Military Competition Against Nuclear Powers.
Cindy Cao  cpyc1@  Cambodia post 2017: A challenge to Normative Power Europe? 
Ludovica Castelli lc477@  Nuclear order in the Middle East 
Anuradha Damale-Day  ard28@  Responsibility in Outer Space Space: Why hasn't it been realised? 
Thomas Dowling tdd10@  Moving Beyond Insecurity: The Hard Case for 'Full' Environmental Securitisation in Myanmar.
Sarah Dunn  scgd1@  Russian Anti-Satellite Weapons: Analysing Russian Military Strategy Through Weapons Development and Testing 
Rabih Fayad  rf210@  Research around the significance of humanitarian negotiation in enabling durable humanitarian programming in conflict and post-conflict settings 
Samer Frangieh  sf284@  What form of economic opportunities and social cohesion policies and initiatives could support the integration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon?
Rachael Griffiths  radg1@  An examination of Defence Planning during the period 1998 to 2018: are military capabilities within the equipment plan and the capability planning process still an appropriate methodology; do they help or hinder the realisation of national security policy?
Tim Jones  tpj8@ Normative political theory and/or versus migrant activism: challenging migration management failures 
Shama Junejo  spj16@  Who Governs Pakistan: A Case Study of Military Ethics to Identify the Driving Factors of Pakistani Military's Political Interventionism into Socio-Political Structure of Pakistan
Yohan Kim syk19@ The Affective Othering of ‘Low Skilled’ East and Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in the United Kingdom 
Nadia Laouini  nl209@ How guardrails of the US democratic system and tribal politics have been challenged and undermined under the Trump administration with its consequences on US domestic 
Chidinma Mbaegbu  ccm22@ Women’s Activism in Peacebuilding Processes: A Comparative Study on the Role of Women in the North and the Niger Delta Conflicts in Nigeria 
Mark McKeown  mm967@  The Influence of Big Tech Lobbying on U.S. Foreign Policy (was The Influence of Lobbying on American Foreign Policy)
Giuseppe Moliterni gm239@  Normative Power Europe: A Normative Intersubjective Theory. 
Anastasia Nkhalamba  agn7@ Africa-EU Migration, Mobility and Employment Partnership (MMEP)’s impact on migration and mobility in the African continent 
Martin Nthakomwa mpkn1@  (Re)casting the notion ‘Home’: Refugee hosting spaces in East Africa and Leicester –United Kingdom. 
Faith Obot  faeo1@ Femicide in Nigeria
Jack O'Doherty  jwod1@  Shadow of Intent: A Comparative Assessment of American Nuclear Counterforce Strategy and Viability 
Gregory Olsen  gto2@  Determinants of Peacekeeping Success. 
Foteini Panagiotopoulou  fp74@ Migrant organizational networking, cooperation and political action in Europe. 
Susana Pickett  sp659@  The Moral Theory and Practice of Veganism.
Saloni Pradhan  sp884@ Hindu Nationalism and Populist Internationalism
Nickolas Schenk nms22@  The Moral Right to Citizenship: A Theory of Just Membership for Non- citizen Stateless Persons.
Katie Titherington  kmt25@ The Psychology Around the United States Nuclear Weapons Program in WWII.

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