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Sophia Ostler

PhD Candidate

Research interests

  • Politics


Sophia has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and an MA in Politics from Edinburgh University. She was teaching assistant for second year undergraduates in Issues in International Politics at King’s College London. Before beginning her doctoral research, she worked as the Latin America manager for inter-parliamentary delegations in the British Parliament, and as consultant researcher for the Drug Policy Reform All-Party Parliamentary Group. 

Doctoral Research

Land Ownership and Alternative Development in Colombia.


  • International Political Economy
  • Extra-legal Governance and Organized Crime
  • Latin American Drug Policy

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Dr Anja Shortland and Dr Humeira Iqtidar