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The SISAW Team


Alexandra Homolar - Academic Lead*

Alexandra is Associate Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (2013-16). She previously held research positions at Yale Univserity, Johns Hopkins University, and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. She has published in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Strategic Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and Review of International Studies.


Ronny Scholz - Researcher

Ronny lends his expertise in political discourse analysis and quantitative methods of contrastive corpus linguistics (lexicometry) to SISAW. His primary role at the University of Warwick is project manager of the ERC Starting Grant DISCONEX research group "The Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence" in the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL). Ronny is the first point of contact for questions concerning the applied lingustics SISAW component.



Thomas Averre - Research Assistant

Thomas is a PAIS finalist. He spent much of his childhood living in the Middle East and became interested in politics and international relations whilst living there. Thomas has been involved in research throughout his degree, as a research assistant in his first year and undertaking a URSS project in year two. His interests are in international security, and encompass terrorism, security and foreign policy, and nuclear weapons and how security issues are framed and talked about.



Liam Simmonds - Research Assistant

Liam is a final year undergraduate in the Department of Politics and International Studies. Working from shifting critical perspectives, his current academic interests explore concepts such as biopolitics and governmentality, justice, agency, and non-places. In his undergraduate dissertation he is looking at how digital surveillance functions as a component of control for the neoliberal state and how forms of resistance manifest in opposition to this.



Heather Vernon - Project Administrator

Heather was the SISAW project administrator from 2013-15, in addition to what is now her primary role as Centre and Academic Services Manager in the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL). During the first phase of SISAW, her responsibilities included the management of expenses, participating in outreach and engagement activities, and the dissemination of information to academic and non-acadmic audiences.


*DISCLAIMER: Alexandra Homolar has sole responsibility for ensuring the successful completion of the initial ESRC funded project.