List of Teaching Fellows involved in the Scholars Programme 2018-2019;

Teaching Fellows are a vital component of the Scholars Programme. They moderate group discussion and help the Scholars to refine their project ideas. In the early modules they are guides to the general landscape of contemporary Europe and its institutions; as the projects develop groups may work with different teaching fellows who have specific expertise in the area in which their group’s project lies. If you are interested in applying to be a Teaching Fellow in future modules and have any questions, please contact

We will be sending out a Call for Applications for Teaching Fellows to the 2020/21 cohort very soon.

Dr Jake Barnes (University of Oxford)
[modules 5-8]

Jake is an Oxford Martin School Research Fellow and Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Jake joined the ECI in March 2018 to critically investigate zero carbon heat policy in the UK. Prior to this Jake worked as a Research Associate at the University of Exeter – exploring innovative means to reduce energy demand within local authority buildings – and as a Research Fellow within the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit – at the University of Sussex. He has a background in international relations, energy policy and grassroots activism. Jake’s research combines ideas and approaches from innovation studies with policy and governance studies to investigate how progress towards low carbon energy systems and sustainability transitions more broadly can be achieved. His research interests include the politics and sociology of innovation and change at community through city-regional scales to national systems. He has worked with local governments, community groups and social enterprises to reflect, learn and pursue societal transformations. He is also a founding Director of a regional community energy network,  Bristol Energy Network in the UK.

Dr Beatrix Campbell (University of Leiden)
[module 1]

Beatrix Futák-Campbell is Assistant Professor of International Relations. She completed her PhD in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews and her MA in EU Studies and German and MSc in Research in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include contemporary IR theory, especially Practice Theory and Global IR, EU relations with Russia and methods/ methodologies on how to study IR. She also trained as a conversation analyst at the University of York and Loughborough. Previously she was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Hamburg and Oxford, she taught at the University of Edinburgh and St Andrews, and she also worked for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, The German Marshall Fund and the British civil service. Her first monograph has just been published by Manchester University Press: Practising EU foreign policy: Russia and the eastern neighbours. She is currently finishing her second monograph Theories and Methods in International Relations (Palgrave). During the 2017/18 academic year she is working as principal investigator at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) for a project on Reading and Narrating the EU Migration/Refugee Crisis.

Dr Cecilia Cannon (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
[module 3]

Dr. Cecilia Cannon is a researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre. She is currently working on a Swiss National Science Foundation project examining IO design, adaptation, reform and effectiveness. She lectures in the Graduate Institute’s Interdisciplinary Programmes – Master of International Affairs and Master of Development Studies. Her broader research interests focus on the role and influence of non-state actors in international policy processes, and migration policy. She served as Head of Research for the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre until December 2017, and she directs the Graduate Institute’s Summer and Winter Programmes on the United Nations and Global Challenges. Cecilia previously worked for the Global Detention Project – an inter-disciplinary research endeavor that investigates the role detention plays in states’ responses to global migration. She also has professional experience developing and executing communication and advocacy strategies for government, non-governmental and private sector organisations, and continues to advise organisations on their advocacy, monitoring and evaluation projects. She obtained her PhD in International Relations / Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Dr Barry Colfer (University of Oxford)
[modules 5-8]

Barry Colfer is currentl Deakin Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. His research interests include European integration, industrial relations, comparative politics, and the politics of the UK and Ireland. While at Saint Antony’s he will be undertaking research into the current state of the French trade union movement. Barry is a research associate at the Policy Network think tank in London, and a teaching fellow at Sciences Po in Le Havre. He holds a PhD in politics from the University of Cambridge, and has worked previously at both the Irish and European parliaments.

Dr Deval Desai (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
[module 2]

Deval Desai is post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva. Trained in history and French literature (M.A., Oxon), and law and social theory (LL.M. and S.J.D., Harvard Law School), he is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He researches and publishes on the law and politics of expertise, and the rule of law in developing countries. His current research critically examines creativity as a mode of regulation and policymaking, focusing on multi-stakeholder initiatives and on rule of law reform. His research has been funded by Harvard, LSE, and Canada’s IDRC, amongst others. He has also held fellowships at Harvard, SOAS, Manchester, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Overseas Development Institute.

Since 2009, Deval has also worked for the World Bank as a rule of law reform and governance expert in Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Uganda; as well as advising the UN on rule of law issues. As a lawyer, he has worked on corporate accountability, including as an attorney on the case of Kiobel before the US Supreme Court.

Dr Gabriela Frei (University of Oxford)
[module 1]

Gabriela is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford’s History Faculty and a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College. Her research focuses on the relationship between international law, trade and strategy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has been particularly interested in the role of jurists in international politics, and how law shapes political agendas. Another important research area is current security and defence affairs and particularly in the interaction of international law and strategy.

Dr Félix Krawatzek (University of Oxford)
[modules 1 & 3]
Felix was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College and embarked on his new role as Senior Researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin in 2018. He has a particular interest in comparative historical analysis and discourse analysis. His doctorate dealt with the political relevance of youth mobilisation and the ideas about youth in moments of regime crisis comparing contemporary Russia with other European cases of regime crisis. He has also done research on collective memory in particular in the European context and is involved in a project studying migrants’ remittances in a historical perspective.

[module 1]

Dr Sharon Leahy (University of St Andrews)
[modules 1 & 3]

Dr. Sharon Leahy is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her principal research interests focus broadly on strategies of marginalisation in the neoliberal era; culturally, economically and politically. Her concerns have built on the work applied in her PhD, to critically assess the discursive construction and performative constitution of difference and its impact on the most forgotten in society, most specifically migrant communities and ethnic minorities. She has acquired an explicit interest in the ways in which elites produce and regulate knowledge, allowing for the creation and legitimisation of certain understandings of cultural difference, the constitution of precarity, and discourses and practices surrounding transnational flows. Sharon is a qualitative geographer who seeks to examine the processes and responses involved in exclusionary, yet legally justified, state practices. Sharon is especially concerned with how neoliberalism fosters individualism and the ways in which the State shirks responsibility for protection of the individual, and offloads securitisation to its citizens.

Dr Katerina Pantazatou (University of Luxembourg)
[modules 2-4]

Katerina Pantazatou is an Associate Professor in Tax Law at the University of Luxembourg since September 2016. Prior to that, she was an FNR/Marie Curie Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, an LL.M from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests include tax law, corporate governance, EU law and cohesion policy. Currently, she is particularly interested in the relationship between tax avoidance and corporate governance and the duties and liabilities arising therefrom and the crisis impact on the EU’s economic Constitution. Katerina has visited Harvard Law School and the Institute for Austrian and International Taxation in Vienna as an Ernst Mach scholar.

Dr Roxana Radu (University of Oxford)
[modules 5-8]

Roxana is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, working on Internet regulation, algorithms and knowledge production in the public sphere. She is also a Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute in Geneva and a non-residential fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University. Until May 2018, she was Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform, a dialogue and capacity building centre for Internet governance and digital policy and was chairing the non-for-profit Internet Society-Switzerland. Roxana holds a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and received the Swiss Network of International Studies Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2017. Her interdisciplinary research and publications focus on international governance and global Internet policy-making.

Dr Lukas Schemper (Vienna; Geneva alumnus)
[modules 2-3, and 5-8]

Dr. Lukas Schemper is researching and teaching the history and politics of disaster and international organisations, in particular international humanitarian organisations. His doctoral thesis dealt with the emergence of international mechanisms in the field of disaster management from the inter-war period to the late 1980s. Lukas holds a PhD in International Studies (specialization in International History and Politics) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and an MA (History of International Relations) and BA (Social Sciences) from Sciences Po Paris. In the past, he has been a visiting scholar at the History Department of Columbia University in New York, a visiting scholar and maître de conférences at Sciences Po Paris and Plumer Visiting Fellow at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Lukas has also worked as consultant for the World Health Organisation and assistant for the think tank Institut Français des Relations Internationales. More recently, he was visiting fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and lecturer at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute at the University of Manchester. He is currently teaching at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Vienna.

Dr Clarissa Schöller (LMU)
[module 4]

Dr Clarissa Schöller is a post-doctoral researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her dissertation, entitled ‘Consultant-Client Interaction in Public Relations Consulting: Theoretical Foundation and Empirical Analysis of a Complex Service’, was published in 2017. Her current research deals with role patterns of communication professionals, organizational communication, and strategic communication in the social web. In this context, she is particularly interested in the social media behaviour of individual actors and small organizations, such as politicians, small non-profits, startups and local businesses.