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Honorary Research Fellows

Dr Florence Dafe, Email: 

Florence Dafe is a political economist at the Chair of European and Global Governance of the Hochschule für Politik /Technical University of Munich (TUM). Her research and teaching cover a number of themes related to international political economy and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on global financial governance. Florence’s research interests revolve around finance and development, especially the domestic and external political constraints that governments in developing countries face in governing their financial sectors. Prior to joining the Chair of European and Global Governance, Florence was a Fellow in International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and lecturer in International Political Economy at City, University of London. She is also an associate researcher at the German Development Institute. Florence holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the LSE and a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex.

Dr Sahil Dutta, Email:

Sahil Jai Dutta is a lecturer in political economy at Goldsmiths. His teaching and research focuses on financialisation, money, managerialism, and the political economy of Britain. Sahil is currently working on three interdisciplinary research projects: (1) Modern monetary policymaking: This project examines how financial globalisation and the rise of market-based banking has produced new forms of state power in Britain and new possibilities for macroeconomic policymaking. (2) Financialisation of the firm: This project explores how non-financial company executives in the 1960s pioneered the use of financial markets as an engine for growth. They developed key techniques - high leverage, share-price maximisation and accounting manipulation - that later defined the shareholder value era. (3) The rise of New Public Management: This project explores the history of public sector reform in Britain and America and how techniques of systems analysis were taken from Cold War American military planners and redeployed to design, implement and evaluate public sector work. Research on each of these has been published in New Political Economy, Review of International Political Economy, Competition & Change, and Socio-Economic Review.

Dr Matthias Kranke, Email: 

Matthias Kranke is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel, where he leads a project on the role of international organisations in post-growth and sustainability transitions. He is currently also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Regionalisation and Globalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick (2020–23). His broader interests lie in global economic and, increasingly, environmental governance with a focus on the politics of expertise and inter-organisational relations. His publications include articles in the European Journal of International Relations, Global Policy, New Political Economy and the Review of International Political Economy.

Dr Ruben Kremers, Email: 

Ruben Kremers is a postdoctoral research fellow in International Political Economy. His teaching and research focusses on the politics of finance and technology, with a particular focus on the politics of fintech, apps, and artificial intelligence. His work engages critical and interdisciplinary methodologies to collect empirical material from unconventional sources, such as industry events, mobile software applications, or social media.

Dr Johannes Petry, Email: 

Johannes Petry is a political economist researching the changing dynamics of financial globalisation and its impact on the global norms, institutions and governance that underpin the global economy. His main focus is thereby on the and internationalisation of China’s financial system and how China contests the liberal global financial order, the role of market infrastructures in the politics global finance, and how post-crisis transformation of the global financial system such as the rise of East Asia, the BRICs or new financial actors impact the global economic order. Currently, Johannes is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Principal Investigator of the StateCapFinance research project funded by the German Research Foudation. Prior to joining Goethe University, he was an ESRC Doctoral Researcher in Warwick, an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SCRIPTS Centre of Excellence and Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. Johannes is also a co-founder of the Warwick Critical Finance Group and Management Committee member of the ‘China in Europe‘ COST-Action Research Network. His research was published in the Review of International Political Economy, Economy & Society, New Political Economy, Environment and Planning A and Competition & Change.