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Professor Maja Zehfuss

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research)

Professor Maja Zehfuss
Professor Maja Zehfuss

‌Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics in the School of Social Sciences. She studied in Munich and Aberystwyth, received her doctorate from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education (Higher Education) from the University of Warwick. Before coming to Manchester in 2006, she taught at the University of Warwick. She is the co-founder of the British International Studies Association Poststructural Politics Working Group, which she co-convened from 2001 to 2007, and a member of the editorial board of Manchester University Press.

Maja Zehfuss has published two research monographs with Cambridge University Press. Her current research examines how the problematic of ethics is produced, enacted and negotiated in contemporary war. She also works on the idea of humanity, vulnerability, memory and on poststructural thought. She co-edits Global Politics: A New Introduction (Routledge 2008, 2013).

Maja Zehfuss was PGR Director in Politics from 2008 to 2010. The PG researchers she supervises make an active contribution to the research environment at Manchester and beyond. Her former PhD students include a winner of the Political Studies Association Lord Bryce Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations/Comparative Studies.