Toni Haastrup new Chair in Global Politics

Professor Toni Haastrup joins the Department of Politics as Chair in Global Politics.

Professor Toni Haastrup

Professor Toni Haastrup will join the Department of Politics as Chair in Global Politics. She is currently a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling. Over the last decade Haastrup has established a formidable reputation as a leading expert and scholar on Africa-EU relations, on feminist foreign policy, and on the politics of knowledge production and race within the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Haastrup is a recipient of the Flax Foundation’s Emma Goldman Award, which honours substantial contribution and engagement to feminist knowledge making in Europe. She is a recent recipient of the Independent Social Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship, for the project Towards a Feminist Peace. She has been a visiting researcher at the LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the Universities of Addis Ababa, Lund and Leipzig. She is a former editor in chief of the Journal of Common Market Studies and incoming Associate Editor of Security Dialogue.

Using her expertise, Haastrup has worked with a number of international organisations and government departments like the UN, World Bank, the EU, Scottish, Canadian, South Africa and UK governments providing reports, briefings and rapid analysis on issues in global politics.

Haastrup is committed to supporting colleagues, globally, who are historically excluded from the discipline and profession. This is what informs her work within a variety of professional structures, including as the current Secretary of the British International Studies Association and as the most recent Programme Co-Chair, & ExComm member of the ISA Feminist Theory and Gender Section, and the Women Also Know Stuff platform.

A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, Haastrup has taught extensively on international organisations, the politics of European security, crisis in Europe, feminist themes in global politics and on contemporary global security challenges broadly through a critical lens.