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

Beate Jahn

University of Sussex

EISA Portfolio: President of EISA (2019-2021)


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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Maria Mälksoo

University of Kent

EISA Portfolio: Executive Secretary of EISA (2018-2021); 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.

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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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Anna Leander

Graduate Institute, Geneva

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


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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Valeria Bello

University Ramón Llull, Barcelona, Spain

EISA Portfolios: Association Consolidation and Policy Development; Mid-Career Development


Valeria Bello is Director of the Official Master in Advanced Studies in International Affairs and 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 governmentsof international agencies and governments.

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Maj Grasten

Copenhagen Business School

EISA Portfolio: Newsletter 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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Cemal Burak Tansel

University of Sheffied

EISA Portfolio: Mobility & Inclusion, Social Media


Dr Cemal Burak Tansel is a Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). 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: EWIS 2021 and 2022


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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Felix Berenskötter

University of London

EISA Portfolio: EISA Awards, Developments in Discipline, Relations with other associations

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: PEC 2021 Programme Chair

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 External Conditions; social events

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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