Leading contributions to the international scholarly community

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment producing leading research which is international in its focus and relevant to the changing circumstances of our increasingly interconnected world.  We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between the disciplines of Sociology, Politics and International Relations.  The questions addressed recognise that political structures are related in complex ways to the social conditions that underlie them, and equally, that social conditions are affected in complex ways by political structures. Our research activity is clustered around the following key themes and research centres: Europe and EuropeanizationPolitical and social inequalitiesSocial, cultural and political theorySouth and East Asia; Critical securityEthnicity, migration and citizenship; Gender

SPAIS research

The School strives for research excellence in academic, public and professional domains.

Research themes

As well as our research centres, our research activity is guided by a focus on key themes.

Global Insecurities Centre

Conducting research on the emergent insecurities of our complex and interconnected world.

Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship

Researching the importance of ethnicity and migration in contemporary societies and polities.

Gender Research Centre

Analysing the gender inequalities that exist across the world in order to ultimately challenge and renegotiate gender power relations.

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