Founding Director

Dr  Stavroula Pipyrou (Social Anthropology): European Minorities, Refugees, Displaced Populations (especially children), Governance, Humanitarianism.

Assistant Directors

Professor Caroline Humfress (History): Comparative History of Law and Legal Practice from Late Antiquity to the Present Day, History of Empires, Early Christian and Ecclesiastical Law.

Professor Frances Quirk (Medicine): Quality of Life, Health Systems, Health Services Research.

Professor Gurchathen Sanghera (International Relations): Human Rights, Race and Ethnicity (UK), Minorities, Children and Violence (India).

Advisory Board

Professor Alex Baldacchino (Medicine): Substance Misuse Problems, Physical and Psychological Comorbid Conditions, Minimising risk.

Dr Ale Boussalem (Human Geography): Race and Racialisation (Europe), LGBTQAI+ Geographies and Politics, Queer theory, Queer of colour critique, Intersectionality, Qualitative methods.

Dr Keru Cai (Modern Languages): Modern Chinese literary appropriations from Russian, French, and English; Literary and Filmic depictions of the ethnic, racial, and social other; Representations of poverty; Narratives of childbirth and motherhood; Science fiction as diplomacy.

Dr Hannah Dean (Management): Gender, entrepreneurship, critical management studies, oral history.

Dr  Nissa Finney (Human Geography): Ethnic Minorities, Race, Migration, Minorities (Europe), Inequalities.

Dr Kathryn Fredricks (Geography): Italian Colonialism, Eritrean Diaspora, Migrants and Refugees, Wellbeing.

Dr  Paloma Gay y Blasco (Social Anthropology): Romanies, Marginality, Adoption, Refugees, Gender, Collaboration.

Dr  Ana Paola Gutierrez Garza (Social Anthropology): Latin American migration, gender and social inequality in the UK, Spain and the United States.

Professor Dina Iordanova (Film Studies, IGCCC): Representation of Minorities in Film and Media, Romani Representation, Minorities in Eastern Europe, Migrations/ Trafficking/ Refugees/ Displacement in Cinema and Media.

Dr Alice König (Classics): intellectual history/the history of science; intertextuality, socio-literary and cross-cultural interactions; battle narratives and the representation of war.

Dr  Konrad Lawson (History): War Crimes, Political Retribution, Post-Colonial Histories.

Dr  Fiona McCallum (International Relations): Minority Rights, Church-State Relations, Christian-Muslim Conflict, Interfaith Dialogue, Diasporic Humanitarian and Political Activism (UK).

Dr Jeffrey Murer (International Relations): Ethnic Conflict (UK and Europe), Communal Violence, Terrorism, Youth Mobilization, Multiethnic Relations, Right-Wing Politics.

Dr Vassilios Paipais (International Relations): International Relations theory, international political theory, critical social theory, intellectual history, biopolitics. 
Simon Pereira Shorey (Disaster mitigation consultant, entrepreneur, transatlantic businessman and consultant).

Professor Rebecca Sweetman (Classics): Art and Architecture of Roman and Late Antique Greece, Religious architecture, Globalization and Christianization amongst others.


Dr Antonio Montañes Jimenez (Postdoctoral fellow, University of Oxford): Anthropology of Christianity, Romani people, Immigrants, Social Movements (Spain).

Dr Roujing WU (Honorary Fellow, Fujian Jiangxia University): Ethnic Minority studies and Gender Studies (China).

Emanuela Nadia Borghi (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Medical Anthropology, Gender-based Violence, Mental Health, Narratives of Trauma, Female Migrations (Italy).

Rory Cassie (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Minority Studies, Indigeneity, Sámi Studies, Post-Colonial Theory, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, Northern Europe, Truth and Reconciliation, Nationalism.

Christina Chalache (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Narrative and Storytelling, Political Anthropology, Post-War Reconciliation (Narratives of War), Anthropology of Childhood, Anthropology of the Middle East (Lebanon).

Connor Eckersall (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Gaelic Revitalisation, Ethnic Minorities, Nationalism, Language and Identity.

Sarah Edgcumbe (PhD Candidate in International Relations): Conflict, Peacebuilding, Structural Violence, Gender, Identity, Minority in conflict-affected environments.

Manar Kawasmi (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): International Development (Middle East), Civil Society, Social Movements, Activism, Queer Politics.

Camila Ferreira Marinelli (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Ways of Knowing, Minorities, Education, Epistemology, Indigenous Epistemologies (Brazil).

Social Media Intern

Sophie Cooper (Undergraduate in International Relations): European Politics, the Post-Soviet Space, International Law, Global Diplomacy, War and Conflict.