Francesco Ragazzi is a lecturer of International Relations. He obtained his PhD in political science from Sciences Po (Paris) and Northwestern University (Chicago). Prior to his appointment at Leiden University, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London (2008-2009). His research interests include critical approaches to diaspora politics, migration, citizenship, and security in International Relations.
He serves on the editorial board of the journal Cultures & Conflits and is a founding member of the c.a.s.e. collective. His current research project—‘Security and the Politics of Belonging: Homegrown terrorism, counter-radicalization and the “end” of multiculturalism?’—explores the effects of security practices on contemporary meanings of community.
Francesco Ragazzi is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- critical security studies, in particular on counter-radicalisation, counter-terrorism, etc.
- diaspora and migration studies
- visual methods in international relations
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