Culture and Politics (MA)
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Dr. John-Harmen Valk
John-Harmen Valk is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion. His research interests lie at the intersection of international relations, political theory, continental philosophy and the philosophy of religion. View his full profile here.
Dr. Lindsay Black
Lindsay Black is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. He teaches on International Relations and International Political Economy in the China, Korea, and Japan programs, as well as the BA and MA in International Studies. View his full profile here.
Dr. Stacey Links
Stacey Links is a lecturer for the International Relations faculty, whose work primarily engages with the African continent, most notably its relations with rising powers such as China. View her full profile here.
Dr. Alanna O'Malley
Alanna is a historian focusing on the United Nations, decolonization, Congo and the Cold War. Her current research focuses on recovering the invisible histories of the UN, investigating the role of the Global South challenging the liberal world order from 1945-1981. View her full profile here.
Dr. Karen Smith
Karen Smith's research interests cut across the following broad topics: the Global South understandings of international relations, foreign policy analysis, and changes in global order and implications for global governance. She is particularly interested in innovative research that explores how non-Western and non-traditional (e.g. cultural) sources can provide us with new insights into existing challenges, as well as raise new questions. View her full profile here.