Academic - Head of SIAS
Head of School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies; Director, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
I have been working at Oxford university since 2004 before which I spent 15 years as a professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Essex. I have been based in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies where I acted as director between 2006-2012 and virtually all of my teaching is linked to the study of Japan, mainly its politics. In October 2011 I became head of SIAS.
Academic - Director
University Lecturer in the International Relations of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in 2011 from a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics. I was a doctoral student and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford; a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (1987-99) and Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1993-2005).
Director of South Asian Studies; University Lecturer in the Political Economy and Human Development of India
I began as an economist and then my job titles just got longer and longer.
Director, Latin American Centre; Professor of Sociology
Sociology is the study of societies. My research has focused broadly on what could be called 'the legacies of authoritarianism' in Latin American societies.
This began with my doctoral research (and first book) on business elites in Brazil, some of whom claimed to have launched the '1964 Revolution,' more commonly viewed as the military coup.
For my second book, I focused on 'uncivil movements,' using social movement theory to look at armed right wing groups in Brazil, Argentina, and Nicaragua.
Director of Graduate Studies, Latin American Centre, Lecturer in Latin American Politics.
Eduardo Posada-Carbó is a Departmental Lecturer in Latin American Politics and Research Associate at the Latin American Centre. His major interests are in the comparative history and comparative politics of Latin America, with a special focus on Colombia. His areas of attention have been: the history of elections and democracy, the role of ideas and intellectuals in national history, corruption and party politics, the relationship between region and nation, and the relationship between fiction and history.
Director, African Studies Centre; University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa
I joined the African Studies Centre in 2005-06. I am a social anthropologist and my post is a joint appointment with the Institute of Social Anthropology. I studied at Oxford, Manchester and SOAS, and previously taught at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex.
Sub-Warden, St. Antony's College; University Reader in Middle East Politics
Philip Robins is a Faculty Fellow and University Reader in the Politics of the Middle East. His current research interests include foreign policy analysis, public policymaking and illegal drugs, all with reference to the Middle East, and their wider, comparative context.
Director of Chinese Studies; Professor of Chinese Public Finance
I came to Oxford in 2007, from the University of Washington, where I was the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies in the eponymous School of International Studies. I am trained as an economist, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B.) and the University of California, Berkeley (MA, PhD).
Director of Graduate Studies, MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies; Departmental Lecturer in the Political Economy & International Relations of China
I joined the Contemporary China Studies Programme in October 2011. Prior to joining Oxford, I was Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester, where I taught courses on East Asian security, China’s international relations, and the institutional politics of the European Union. I have also provided supervisions and classes on international relations as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, from where I gained my MPhil and PhD degrees. I hold a BSc(Econ) from the LSE.
Academic - Staff
Departmental Lecturer in the International Relations of Latin America
In recent times, international organisations increasingly affect our lives. In my research, I seek to explain why. When and why do governments craft international institutions? Under which circumstances do these institutions become relevant for policy making? And what results can we expect from international cooperation?