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Alexandra Homolar

Dr Alexandra Homolar is Associate Professor of International Security. She currently serves as the Director of Research Degrees overseeing the PAIS doctoral program and is a member of the PAIS senior management team.

Alex is the academic lead of Speaking International Security at Warwick (SISAW) and a convening group member for Warwick's Global Research Priorities - Global Governance (GRP-GG).From 2013-2017, she was the Principal Investigator of the ESRC Future Research Leaders project 'Enemy Addiction: Outsider Threats, Security Frames, and Target Audiences in Contemporary US Security Policy' (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.


2014-present. Associate Professor. University of Warwick (UK).
2010-2014. Assistant Professor. University of Warwick (UK).
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).


Details on Alex's research programme 'Uncertainty, Outsiders, and Crisis in International Security' can be found here. Please click here for a list of Alexandra's publications. She is interested in supervising postgraduate 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
  • International security governance
  • Neoconservatism



  • 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).
  • 12/2013-06/2017. ESRC Future Research Leaders Grant. Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom (£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).


Alexandra has developed and convened the following modules:


International Security (PO 231)
Critical Security Studies (PO 381)

Graduate (MA/Dip):

The US and International Security (PO 979) (20 CATS)
The US Business of War (PO 982) (20 CATS)
United States Foreign Policy and National Security (PO 983) (with Trevor McCrisken, 40 CATS).


Alex Homolar

Room: E1.20 (Social Sciences)
Tel: 024765 24142

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Wed 8.30-9.30

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