Researcher Q&As

                                                                                                                                    Short interviews with early career researchers at LSE

                                                                                                                                    Read about the research taking place in different departments across the School, how the PhD candidates feel being a part of LSE, and their advice for prospective students.

                                                                                                                                    Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)


                                                                                                                                    Tammy Campbell

                                                                                                                                    A British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow investigating inequalities faced by young children of special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs).

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Tammy Campbell

                                                                                                                                    Department of Anthropology

                                                                                                                                    Anni Kajanus headshot

                                                                                                                                    Anni Kajanus

                                                                                                                                    A Leverhulme Early Career Fellow researching the dynamics of human cooperation, conflict and competition from a cognitive anthropological perspective.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Anni Kajanus

                                                                                                                                    Department of Economic History

                                                                                                                                    Alka Raman

                                                                                                                                    Alka Raman

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate with the Department of Economic History, and winner of the 2019 LSE Festival poster prize for her work on the impact of Indian textiles on the early British cotton industry.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Alka Raman

                                                                                                                                    Department of Gender Studies


                                                                                                                                    Emma Spruce

                                                                                                                                    A Teaching Fellow with the Department of Gender Studies.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Emma Spruce


                                                                                                                                    Jacob Breslow

                                                                                                                                    A Teaching Fellow with the Department of Gender Studies.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Jacob Breslow

                                                                                                                                    Department of Geography and Environment

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Cong Peng

                                                                                                                                    Cong Peng

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate researching urban economics and policy.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Cong Peng

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of LSE researcher Do Young Oh

                                                                                                                                    Do Young Oh

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate studying the historical relationship between universities and the urbanisation process in East Asia, from colonial times to the current era. 

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Do Young Oh


                                                                                                                                    Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate investigating regional competitiveness, productivity and development in Mexico.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio


                                                                                                                                    Martina Manara

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate investigating property rights in Tanzania. 

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Martina Manara

                                                                                                                                    Department of Government

                                                                                                                                    McDonald Lewanika LSE Research

                                                                                                                                    McDonald Lewanika

                                                                                                                                    Doctoral researcher focusing on the politics and development of the African state.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with McDonald Lewanika


                                                                                                                                    Fergus Green

                                                                                                                                    PhD researcher looking into the repurcussions of policy change.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Fergus Green

                                                                                                                                    Department of International Development

                                                                                                                                    Max Gallien LSE researcher

                                                                                                                                    Max Gallien

                                                                                                                                    PhD student researching informal economies in the Middle East and North Africa.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Max Gallien

                                                                                                                                    Department of International Relations

                                                                                                                                    jemima ackah-arthur

                                                                                                                                    Jemima Ackah-Arthur

                                                                                                                                    PhD student researching the ways governments respond to armed groups.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Jemima Ackah-Arthur

                                                                                                                                    Ida Danewid | Research student at LSE

                                                                                                                                    Ida Danewid

                                                                                                                                    PhD student researching global solidarity and colonial patterns.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Ida Danewid

                                                                                                                                    Nicola Degli Esposti

                                                                                                                                    Nicola Degli Esposti

                                                                                                                                    Investigating the politics and political economy of the Kurdish national movement.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Nicola Degli Esposti

                                                                                                                                    Carlotta Clivio

                                                                                                                                    Carlotta Clivio

                                                                                                                                    PhD student researching Chinese leadership’s involvement in global climate governance structures.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Carlotta Clivio

                                                                                                                                    Department of Law

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Sroyon Mukherjee

                                                                                                                                    Sroyon Mukherjee

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate researching the legal cases involving environmental valuation.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Sroyon Mukherjee

                                                                                                                                    Department of Management

                                                                                                                                    Atta Addo headshot | LSE researcher

                                                                                                                                    Atta Addo

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate researching Information Technology in developing countries.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Atta Addo

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                                                                                                                                    Esther Canonico

                                                                                                                                    LSE Fellow researching the effectiveness of flexible working practices and work-life balance.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Esther Canonico

                                                                                                                                    Department of Mathematics 

                                                                                                                                    nora frankl headshot | Researcher at LSE

                                                                                                                                    Nόra Frankl

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate studying discrete geometry.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Nόra Frankl

                                                                                                                                    Department of Media and Communications

                                                                                                                                    Svetlana Smirnova | LSE research

                                                                                                                                    Svetlana Smirnova

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate investigating data tracking.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Svetlana Smirnova


                                                                                                                                    Zoë Glatt

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate investigating professional YouTube content creators 

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Zoë Glatt


                                                                                                                                    Gianfranco Polizzi

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate investigating how digital literacy and civic, political engagement shape one another.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Gianfranco Polizzi

                                                                                                                                    Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method 

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of LSE research candidate Joe Roussos

                                                                                                                                    Joe Roussos

                                                                                                                                    A PhD candidate researching how policymakers can make decisions in the face of highly uncertain science.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Joe

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                                                                                                                                    Chloé de Canson

                                                                                                                                    PhD student researching the philosophy of language.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Chloé

                                                                                                                                    Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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                                                                                                                                    Celestin Okoroji

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate researching ideas about unemployed benefit claimants and effects on their self-esteem and wellbeing.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Celestin Okoroji

                                                                                                                                    Headshot of Laura Kudrna | LSE researcher

                                                                                                                                    Laura Kudrna

                                                                                                                                    Research officer investigating the relationship between money and happiness. 

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Laura Kudrna

                                                                                                                                    Department of Social Policy

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Kate Laffan | LSE researcher

                                                                                                                                    Kate Laffan

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate studying the reciprocal relationship between human wellbeing and the natural environment. 

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Kate Laffan

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Miranda Bevan | LSE researcher

                                                                                                                                    Miranda Bevan

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate researching children’s experience of being detained in police custody after arrest.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Miranda Bevan


                                                                                                                                    Department of Sociology

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Haneen Naamneh

                                                                                                                                    Haneen Naamneh

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate researching how the Palestinian community in Jerusalem experienced transformation following the Israeli occupation.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Haneen Naamneh

                                                                                                                                    A headshot of Kristina Kolbe

                                                                                                                                    Kristina Kolbe

                                                                                                                                    Researching contemporary forms of music production in Berlin.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Kristina Kolbe

                                                                                                                                    Department of Statistics

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                                                                                                                                    Yajing Zhu

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate studying the effects of childhood socioeconomic circumstances on adults’ mental and physical health.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Yajing Zhu

                                                                                                                                    European Institute


                                                                                                                                    Marta Lorimer

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate with the European Institute studying identity in the far-right.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Marta Lorimer

                                                                                                                                    Toon Van Overbeke

                                                                                                                                    Toon Van Overbeke

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate with the European Institute studying approaches to automation in different political environments.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Toon Van Overbeke

                                                                                                                                    Julian Göpffarth

                                                                                                                                    Julian Göpffarth

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate with the European Institute studying the role and drivers of intellectual support for far right populism in Germany.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Julian

                                                                                                                                    Diane Bolet

                                                                                                                                    Diane Bolet

                                                                                                                                    PhD candidate with the European Institute explaining the rise of the radical right in Europe.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Diane

                                                                                                                                    Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


                                                                                                                                    Greer Gosnell

                                                                                                                                    Teaching Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Greer Gosnell

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                                                                                                                                    Michal Nachmany

                                                                                                                                    Policy officer in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Michal Nachmany

                                                                                                                                    Latin America and Caribbean Centre


                                                                                                                                    Megan Ryburn

                                                                                                                                    British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE's Latin America and Caribbean Centre

                                                                                                                                    Read the Q&A with Megan Ryburn