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Biography

Professor Adam Fagan is interim Vice President & Vice Principal (Education).

Adam Fagan has been at the forefront of education transformation at King’s as Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy. He has taken a central role on Portfolio Simplification within the Faculty and led both the King’s First Year initiative, which brings together professional services and academic staff who are working to create a distinctive experience for King’s first-year students, and the development of the new Graduate Teaching Assistant framework.

Adam is particularly passionate about capturing the student voice and ensuring the best possible support and experience for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Adam joined the Department of Political Economy in 2019 as Professor of European Politics, as well as Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy. From August 2021 he took on the role of Interim Vice President (Education). Prior to joining King's, Adam held a Chair at Queen Mary University of London, where he was also Head of the School of Politics and International Relations.

Research

Adam is a political scientist. His research primarily focuses on the Europeanization of South-East Europe and the Western Balkans, with particular reference to judicial reform, civil society development and environmental governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. In addition, Adam has recently started to work on populism and the far-right in post-communist Europe, focusing in particular on the interaction between far-right parties and civil society networks. In collaboration with Stijn van Kessel (QMUL), he is also conducting research on pro-EU activism in the UK.

Adam is also Senior Editor of East European Politics.