Research Centre Members
Tom Villis is a senior lecturer in history and politics. He studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Grenoble before completing his PhD at St John’s College Cambridge in 2004. Tom’s research has focused on anti-parliamentary and elitist ideas in British culture, the intellectual origins of European fascism. At present he is working on British Catholic attitudes to fascism. He is the author of Reaction and the avant-garde: the revolt against liberal democracy in early twentieth-century Britain (London: I.B. Tauris, 2005) and numerous journal articles.
Yossi Mekelberg is Programme Director in International Relations. The main focus of his work is on issues of peace and war in the Middle East. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Middle East programme in one of the most reputable think tanks in the world, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In his writings he combines theoretical work with policy papers that have been well received in the British Foreign Office, EU and were widely reported in the international media.
Dr Karem Roitman
Karem Roitman is a lecturer in International Relations. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on processes of social inclusion/exclusion and their impact on socio-economic development. She is the author of Ethnicity, Race, and Power – The Manipulation of Mestizaje (First Forum Press, 2009). Currently Roitman is involved in developing a research project with Global Smile Foundation to measure the social impact of reconstructive surgery for individuals with cleft lip/palate.
Dr Mireille Hebing
Mireille Hebing is a lecturer in sociology. Mireille completed her PhD in Sociology at City University, London in 2009, and also holds a BSc (Hons) Sociology/Social Policy from London South Bank University. Her research interests include refugee studies, migrant/refugee communities in the city, theoretical and methodological approaches to narrative studies, social theory, politics of asylum policy, politics of refugee and migrant integration policies, notion of agency, and networks of power.
Dr Orit Gal
Dr Orit Gal is an AL at Regent’s College and an Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. She is also the Managing Director of The Complexity Hub, a new think/do tank developing the applications of complexity theory for strategic design across a wide range of issue areas. She is an expert on Israeli politics, complexity and conflict environments and economic development and security.
Dr Àngels Trias i Valls
Àngels Trias i Valls is a social anthropologist working as a Senior Research Assistant at iCES. After reading for a doctorate in Social Anthropology at Queen’s (Belfast), she has held posts as a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen’s, LSB Dublin, and University of Wales. She has also held posts as visiting anthropology lecturer at RACL and Birkbeck College.
Her research interests are on the theme of economic and visual anthropology, gender and sexuality, and virtual communication technologies. In addition to her published books and articles, she is the editor of Anthropology Review: Dissent and Cultural Politics, and one volume of Why Social Science Matters? with the University of Birmingham, and Interrogating Consent and Dominance with Berghahn Journals.
Dr Veronica Barassi
Veronica Barassi holds a PhD in Anthropology and Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and provicdes a cross-diciplinary reflection on the changing relation between oppositional media, imagination and political action in Britain, following the advent of the Internet.
Dr Daniel Aguirre
Dr Aguirre is a Canadian who completed his PHD in international law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. He has taught at Universities in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Thailand and China. He has experience working with human rights non governmental organizations in South East Asia and has published his research in a number of peer reviewed academic journals. His current research in on regional human rights bodies as well as property rights and economic development.
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