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Diana Popescu-Sarry

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Diana is an Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Relations. She joined the University of Nottingham in 2023, having previously worked at the University of Edinburgh, King's College London, the University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics. Diana received her PhD in Government from the London School of Economics in 2018, and also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the London School of Economics. She co-edits the Beyond the Ivory Tower series for the Justice Everywhere blog, which publishes interviews with political thinkers who have made an impact on public matters through their work.

Expertise Summary

Diana is a democratic theorist applying a critical theory framework to social policies in the areas of discrimination, health policy, work, and disability.

Teaching Summary

Diana teaches political theory modules with a focus on social justice and on political concepts relevant for understanding current affairs.

Her recent modules include:

  • POLI1013 Introduction to Political Theory
  • POLI1030 Political Theory in Practice
  • POLI2043 Social and Global Justice

Research Summary

Diana is currently working on discrimination, deliberative approaches to post-truth, and the future of work.

Recent Publications

Past Research

In the past, Diana has contributed to projects aimed at assessing progress in combating the social exclusion of the Romani minority within the European Union.

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