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

Victoria Basham

Cardiff University

EISA Portfolio: President of EISA

Victoria Basham is Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations at Cardiff University, UK. Her main research interests lie in the field of critical military studies, a burgeoning sub-field of international studies that seeks to centre questions about militarism, militarisation and military power. Her work examines how war, and war preparedness, shape people’s daily lives and how daily life can, in turn, influence and facilitate war and other geopolitical outcomes.

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Maria Mälksoo

University of Kent

EISA Portfolio: Executive Secretary of EISA; European Workshops in International Relations

Maria Mälksoo is Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. Her research interests lie at the intersection of critical security studies, memory and identity politics, international political sociology and critical International Relations theory. She is the author of The Politics of Becoming European: A Study of Polish and Baltic Post-Cold War Security Imaginaries (Routledge, 2010) and a co-author of Remembering Katyn (Polity, 2012).

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Maria Raquel Freire

University of Coimbra

EISA Portfolio: Treasurer of EISA

Maria Raquel Freire, Jean Monnet Chair, is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC) and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the same University, in Portugal. She is currently director of the PhD Programme in International Politics and Conflict Resolution, CES|FEUC; and Head of the International Relations Department at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. 

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Mathias Albert

Bielefeld University

EISA Portfolio: Relations with Other Associations

Mathias Albert is Professor of Political Science at Bielefeld University and one of the Directors of the Institute for World Society Studies there. He is currently speaker of the doctoral research training group ‘The emergence of modern world politics’. He has written, co-authored or edited numerous books and written or co-about one hundred and thirty articles and chapters in the field of international relations. He is also active in youth research, and one of the leaders of the German Shell Youth Studies since 2002.

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Valeria Bello

United Nations University

EISA Portfolios: Association Consolidation and Policy Development; EISA Social Media

Valeria Bello is Associate Professor in Sociology at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communications and International Relations, University Ramón Llull, Barcelona (Spain) and expert consultant on inequalities, migration and human security for a variety of international agencies and governments. From 2012 to 2018 she has been Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University, Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (Barcelona, Spain), where she coordinated the research area of “Migration and Inclusion”.

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Maj Grasten

Copenhagen Business School

EISA Portfolio: Communications and Exploratory Symposia

Maj Grasten is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Her research sits at the intersection of the fields of International Relations and International Law, with a particular focus on international organizations and legal bodies, transnational governance, experts and knowledge production in international law.

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Jef Huysmans

University of London

EISA Portfolio: Early Career Research Development

Jef Huysmans is Professor of International Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He co-convenes the research cluster Doing International Political Sociology. As Board member of the EISA he is responsible for developing an Early Career Researchers Development portfolio, organizing the Early Career Researchers Workshops for PEC, and liaising on the Olympia Summer Academy.

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Anna Leander

Graduate Institute, Geneva

EISA Portfolio: Responsible for Mid-Career Development, Mobility & Inclusion

Anna Leander is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, with part-time positions also at PUC, Rio de Janeiro and at the Copenhagen Business School. She is known primarily for her contributions to the development of practice theoretical approaches to International Relations and for her work on the politics of commercializing military/security matters.

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Beate Jahn

University of Sussex

EISA Portfolio: Prizes, Awards and Developments in the Discipline

Beate Jahn received her PhD and her Habilitation at Goethe-University, Frankfurt. She has taught International Relations at the New School University in New York as well as at the Universities of Frankfurt and Darmstadt and is now Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

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Ole Jacob Sending

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

EISA Portfolio: Publications

Sending does research on global governance, with a particular focus on the role of international and non-governmental organizations in peacebuilding, humanitarian relief, and development. His publications have appeared, inter alia, in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, and International Theory.

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Juha A. Vuori

University of Tampere

EISA Portfolio: Programme Chair for the PEC19 Conference

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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Anna Wojciuk

University of Warsaw

EISA Portfolio: Academic Freedom and External Developments

Anna Wojciuk, Associate Professor of political science at the University of Warsaw (Institute of International Relations). She specialises in international relations theory and in educational policy. Wojciuk graduated from the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. She was a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (2005-2009).

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