Karin Friedrich focuses on the theory and practice of citizenship in the context of mixed monarchy and parliamentarianism in early modern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. She holds the Chair in Early Modern History and is Co-Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) at the University of Aberdeen. Her research relates to a wider picture of the long-term contribution of pre-modern civil society to reform and modernisation, the development of the rule of law, and modern forms of political engagement.
Tamas Gyorfi (CISRUL Deputy) has published articles on the different conceptions of the Rule of Law and the virtues of rule-based decision-making which is arguably central to the idea of the Rule of Law. He is also interested in how different constitutions and political theories conceptualise and interpret the concept of constituent power and the membership in a political community. He is a member of the Legal Theory Research Group.
Nadia Kiwan is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Francophone Studies. With a dual academic training in Francophone Studies and Sociology, Dr Kiwan’s research interests are focused on postcolonial approaches to questions of migration, nationality, secularism and citizenship in contemporary France. She is currently writing a book about Islam, secularism and public intellectuals in contemporary France and she would be keen to supervise students with interests relating to citizenship, migration, cultural and religious diversity in contemporary Europe.
Trevor Stack (CISRUL Director) is an anthropologist who teaches in Hispanic Studies and is working on citizenship. He has published Knowing History in Mexico: An Ethnography of Citizenship (2012), and is lead editor of the CISRUL volume Religion as a Category of Governance and Sovereignty (2015). His articles include Beyond the State? Civil sociality and other notions of citizenship and In the eyes of the law, in the eyes of society: a citizenship tradition in west Mexico.
Andrea Teti is Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Co-Director of both the Centre for Global Security and Governance and the Centre for Modern Thought, and Scientific Lead on the EU-funded Arab Transformations consortium. In 2015-16, Andrea held a visiting fellowship at the University of Amsterdam. His current research focuses on the politics of democracy promotion in Euro-Mediterranean relations. He has also published extensively on Egyptian politics, knowledge production in Social Science, and the work of Michel Foucault. He is a regular contributor to OpenDemocracy and The Conversation, and has appeared on national and international media, including the BBC, France24, CBC, SBS, Al-Jazeera, RAI, and Deutsche Welle.
Current CISRUL faculty
|Prof. Pamela Abbott||Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research|
|Dr Matyas Bodig||Legal Theory and Human Rights|
|Dr Brian Brock||Moral and Practical Theology|
|Prof. Michael Brown||Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History|
|Dr Alessandra Cecolin||Political History|
|Prof. Karin Friedrich||Early Modern History|
|Prof. Robert Frost||Eastern European and Scandinavian History|
|Dr Tamas Gyorfi||Legal Theory and Comparative Constitutional Law|
|Prof. Michael Keating||European Politics|
|Dr Nadia Kiwan||French and Francophone Cultures and Societies|
|Dr Michael Laffin||Early Modern Political Theology|
|Dr Beth Lord||Early Modern Political Thought|
|Dr Rachel Shanks||Education|
|Dr Trevor Stack||Political Anthropology|
|Dr Robert Taylor||Legal and Political Constitutionalism|
|Dr Andrea Teti||Democracy, Democratization and Democracy-promotion|
|Dr Ritu Vij||Social Policy and International Political Economy|
|Prof. Claire Wallace||Digital Economy|
|Prof. Thomas Weber||History and International Affairs|
|Dr Adelyn Wilson||Legal History|