School of Politics and International Relations


The School of Politics and International Relations' research engages with the most fundamental political questions of our time.


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Research centres

Our research activity is organised around centres and institutes. This framework provides an integrative and dynamic environment for staff to pursue individual and collective research projects.

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Inspiring people

Dr Michaela Collord is an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations with a specialist interest in the history and politics of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researchers in the School of Politics and International Relations regularly produce high-quality publications in the form of books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Research news

Professor Andrew Mumford Announced as New Editor of the European Journal of International Security

Andrew will take up his new post in January 2024.
07 March 2023

Fernando Casal Bertoa wins in Routledge Impact and Interdisciplinarity Awards

Success in the first annual Routledge Area Studies Awards on Impact and Interdisciplinarity.
08 December 2022
In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 82% of our research output is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Society and communities impact studies View all
Professor Amanda Griffiths
Breaking the menopause taboo to improve the working world for women Read more
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Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility Read more


School of Politics and International Relations

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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