EISA is governed by the General Assembly and the Governing Board. The Governing Board has ex-officio members who are editing EISA’s journals.

Cemal Burak Tansel

Newcastle University

EISA Portfolio: President of EISA (2021-2023)


Dr Cemal Burak Tansel is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Political Economy & Politics of Global Development in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. His research focuses on the political economy of development, historical sociology of state formation in the Middle East, and the relationship between democratic governance, legitimacy and economic reform/crises.

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Gabi Schlag

University of Tuebingen

EISA Portfolio: Executive Secretary of EISA (2021-2023)


I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tuebingen (Germany). My research focus lies within the field of critical security studies and visual global politics. My recent publications include a special issue on the aesthetics and ethics of visualizing violence as well as a book chapter that discusses the methodological challenges of studying images and emotions.

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Juha A. Vuori

University of Tampere

EISA Portfolio: Treasurer of EISA (2019-2023)


Juha A. Vuori is Professor of International Politics at Tampere University in Finland, and an Adjunct Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki. He is most known for his work on securitization theory, visual security studies, and Chinese politics.

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Debbie Lisle

Queen's University Belfast

EISA Portfolio: Publications and Joint Management Committee of European Journal International of International Relations


Debbie Lisle is a Professor of International Relations in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research addresses the intersections of travel, power, culture, technology, security, bodies and borders, sometimes all at once.

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Beste İşleyen

University of Amsterdam

EISA Portfolio: EWIS 2022


Beste İşleyen is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is co-leader of the 'Europe in the World' theme of Amsterdam Centre for European Studies and also co-convener (with Tasniem Anwar) of the ACES Online Series 'Decolonising

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Sonia Lucarelli

University of Bologna

EISA Portfolio: External Relations


Sonia Lucarelli is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bologna and member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Affairs in Rome and of the Forum on the Problems of Peace and War in Florence. She has been Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and Resident Member of the Bologna Institute for Advanced Studies

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Cora Lacatus

Corina Lacatus

University of Edinburgh

EISA Portfolio: Communications; Rapallo Exploratory Symposia


Corina Lacatus is a Lecturer in Global Governance in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Queen Mary University of London and a Visiting Fellow with the Phelan US Centre at the London School of Economics. Writ large, her research focuses on international co-operation and global governance, focusing on the influence that international organisations like the United Nations and the European Union have on domestic institutions, politics, and societies.

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Thierry Balzacq

Sciences Po, Paris.

EISA Portfolio: EISA Prizes and Awards


Thierry Balzacq is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po and Professorial Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po, Paris. He is the director of graduate studies for international relations at the School of Research at the same university. He was formerly Scientific Director at the French Ministry of Defense (2014-2016), where he contributed to the development of a multi-million euro program to support the study of security in France.

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Felix Berenskötter

SOAS, University of London

EISA Portfolio: Mid-Career Development


Felix Berenskötter is Head of Department, Politics and International Studies at SOAS University of London. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and specializes in international theory; concepts of friendship, identity, power, security, space and time; with an empirical focus on questions of European security, German foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

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Marieke de Goede

University of Amsterdam

EISA Portfolio: Early Career Development; Olympia Summer Academy


Marieke de Goede is Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she currently holds an ERC Consolidator Grant FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial ( e Goede’s research focuses on counter-terrorism and security practices in Europe, with a specific attention to the way in which financial data become used for security decisions.

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Vineet Thakur

Leiden University

EISA Portfolio: Mobility & Inclusion; Podcast


Vineet Thakur is University Lecturer in International Relations at the Institute for History, Leiden University, and, currently a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Amsterdam. Previously, he has held positions in Ambedkar University (Delhi), University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and SOAS (UK). His research interests are in postcolonial approaches to world politics, IR’s disciplinary history, and diplomatic histories of India and South Africa.

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Catherine Charrett

University of Westminster

EISA Portfolio: Academic Freedom and Developments in Discipline


Catherine Chiniara Charrett is a Lecturer in Global Politics at the University of Westminster.  Before that Catherine taught International Relations at Queen Mary University of London.  Their research is on anticolonial and queer approaches to European – Palestinian relations and Catherine held an Early Career Research Fellowship with the Independent Social Research Foundation for research on post-empire transnational security and policing networks.

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