Dr Alexandra Homolar is Associate Professor of International Security. She currently serves as the Director of Research Degrees overseeing the PAIS doctoral program and she is a member of the PAIS senior management team.
Alex is the academic lead of Speaking International Security at Warwick (SISAW) and the co-lead of the interdisciplinary Research in Global Governance Network (RiGG Net) as well as the organizer of the Annual Masterclass in CSS/IR. From 2013-2017, she was the Principal Investigator of the ESRC Future Research Leaders project 'Enemy Addiction' (ES/K008684/1).
Alex received her Diplom [BA Hons., MA] in Political Science, Law, History, and Empirical Research Methods as well her Dr. phil [PhD] from J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt.
2004-2010. Research Associate. Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (DE).
2009. Lecturer. University of Leicester (UK).
2008. Teaching Associate. King’s College London (DSD) at the British Defence Academy (UK).
2007-2008. Teaching Fellow. University of Birmingham (UK).
2005. Visiting Researcher. Yale University, New Haven (US).
2005. DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow. Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC (US).
Alex's main research interests lie at the intersection of security, language, and political psychology as well as US defence and security policy. Please click here for a list of Alexandra's publications. She is interested in supervising doctoral research that relates to the following:
The relationship between security discourse and practice
The politics of crises and uncertainty
US defence and security policy
The nexus between (inter)national security and political economy
- Benchmarking in international security governance
- 04/2019. Research in Global Governance Network Grant [with C. Tan (Law)]. University of Warwick (£6,664).
- 04/2019. CARP Collaborative Research Grant [with C. Browning]. Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (£300).
- 09/2016. ISA workshop grant [with B.J. Steele, University of Utah]. International Studies Association (US$8,123).
- 01/2016. CARP Collaborative Research Grant [with C. Browning]. Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (£2,642).
- 2013-2017. ESRC Future Research Leaders Grant. Economic and Social Research Council (£238,640).
- 09/2013. Impact Participant Grant. BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group (£1000)
- 04/2013. Research Grant Acceleration Award [with L. Rethel]. Global Research Priorities – Global Governance, University of Warwick (£2,500).
- 11/2012. CARP Collaborative Research Grant [with L. Rethel]. Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (£1,139).
- 08/2012 - 07/2013. University of Warwick Strategic Award [with M.N. MacDonald, S.Schnurr, and L. Rethel] (£20,000).
- 03/2012. Visiting Lectureship, University of Vienna. Erasmus Teaching Exchange Grant (£1,200).
Alexandra has developed and convened the following modules:
International Security (PO 231) (30 CATS)
Critical Security Studies (PO 381) (30 CATS)
Postgraduate Research (Compulsory Workshop Series):
Year 1: PhD Research Design and the Philosophy of Science
Year 2: Taking doctoral research beyond the First Year Review
Year 3+: Writing Up, thinking Ahead
Room: E1.20 (Social Sciences)
Tel: 024765 24142
Advice and Feedback Hours T1&2:
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Mon 13.30-14.30; Wed 8.30-9.30
(Term 3: By email appointment only)