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03 October 2018

A warm welcome to our new EIS staff

The Department are excited to welcome six new academic staff.

The entrance to Bush House
The entrance to Bush House

Professor Engelbert Stockhammer joined King’s as Professor of International Political Economy. He got his PhD (in Economics) at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has previously worked at Vienna University of Economics and Business and at Kingston University London. His research areas include macroeconomics and international political economy. He has published on financialisation, demand regimes (less technically: 'wage-led growth' and 'debt-led growth'), the determinants of unemployment, on income distribution and on economic policy in Europe. Engelbert is chair of the Post Keynesian Economics Society, member of the council of theEuropean Association of Evolutionary Political Economy and he is ranked among the top 5% of economists worldwide by REPEC. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-refereed journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford Review of Economic PolicyInternational Review of Applied EconomicsJournal of Post Keynesian EconomicsBritish Journal of Industrial RelationsEnvironment and Planning A, and New Political Economy. Recent books include Wage-Led Growth. An Equitable Strategy for Economic Recovery. 

He will teach on the modules 7AAOM014 Introduction to Economics for International Political Economy and 7AAOM223 The Political Economy of the Financial Crisis.

Dr Johnna Montgomerie is joining King's as a Reader in International Political Economy, from Goldsmiths, where she was the Deputy Director of the Political Economy Research Centre and helped establish the BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Prior to that, she was a research fellow at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester; she did her PhD and MA studies at the University of Sussex. Her research interests are in financialisation, private debt and the household economy; more recently her work focuses on the political economy of austerity.  Currently, she is the Co-Covenor of International Political Economy Group (IPEG), together with a former King's colleague Daniela Tepe-Belfrage. During Welcome Week, she enjoyed hosting Lord Skidelsky for a lecture at King's, allowing her to join her new job and role as a Council Member of the Progressive Economy Forum (PEF). This year she will be teaching on the MA IPE core module and offering an optional module in the winter term; as well as taking up her role as Deputy Head of Department and IPE Research group leader. 

Dr Soohyun Lee joined EIS as Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean and East Asian Political Economy. She has a BSc in Political Science (Ewha, South Korea), MSc in Social Policy and Planning (LSE), and DPhil in Social Policy (Oxford). Before coming to KCL, she was Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Leeds, and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research interests lie in the comparative political economy of welfare states with a regional focus on East Asia and Europe. Looking at how countries in the two different regions address the common challenges to the welfare state, her recent project investigates under what conditions “successful” welfare state reform can be achieved. She teaches the Political Economy of Korean and East Asian Development (UG, PG), the Political Economy of the Welfare State (PG), and the East Asian and Western Models of Capitalism (PG).

Dr. Stavroula Chrona joined King’s College in September 2018 as a Teaching Fellow in European and International Studies. Prior to joining the Department of European and International Studies she taught at the University of Bath, Cardiff University and University of Surrey. Dr Chrona’s research falls into the field of political psychology. Her research focuses on the affective, cognitive and motivational determinants that shape citizens’ political behavior. In particular, she is interested in the role that ideological inclinations, political sophistication, core values and emotions play in the formation of political judgments and beliefs. Her latest article, (co-authored with Dr. Capelos, Dr. Exadaktylos and Ms. Poulopoulou) is titled  ‘The Emotional Economy of the European Financial Crisis in the UK Press’ and was published by the International Journal of Communication.

Dr Ben Jones is Teaching Fellow in European Foreign Policy. He recently completed his PhD in European Studies at King's College, London (under Professor Christoph Meyer) with a thesis on military capability cooperation in contemporary Europe (2018). He holds a First Class BA Politics from the University of Sheffield (1999) and an MPhil in History of Political Thought from the University of Cambridge (2000). Prior to his doctoral studies he worked in various roles in politics and public affairs in Brussels and London. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked in Westminster as Foreign Affairs and Defence Adviser to the Liberal Democrats. In 2008 he was a ‘Young European Leader’ on the US International Visitor Leadership Programme and in 2010 he joined the EU Institute for Security Studies as a Visiting Fellow, where he authored an Occasional Paper on the Franco-British ‘Lancaster House’ treaties on defence and security cooperation. Ben’s current research focus is on forms of inter-state military capability cooperation that touch on issues of sovereignty and autonomy. He studies the ways in which IR theory, particularly neorealism, can be used to help explain this phenomenon. He is interested in all and any such cases, but has focussed on case studies in Western Europe including the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. He will teach on the International Relations and European Foreign Policy modules.

Dr Inga Rademacher is DAAD Fachlektor in German Politics in the department of European and International Studies starting this academic year. After being awarded her doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, she taught Political Economy and Finance at Goldsmiths College in 2017. Her overall research interests lie in the radical transformations of economic policy paradigms since the 1980s with a particular focus on Germany and the US. She is interested in the material and institutional interaction of tax regimes with manufacturing production and finance and the narratives constructed by businesses to change emphasis from one to the other.