Governing Body Fellows

DPhil Studentship


In October 2012 the CISOQ Programme funding board approved the creation of a fully-funded 3-year (extending to a maximum of 4 years) graduate studentship, to enable outstanding students to undertake doctorate research within this area. The studentship call is managed through the Faculty of Oriental Studies and awards are offered following an independent assessment review of applications.


Award recipients:


Mr Jose Vericat, October 2012 for 4 academic years, researching "The Internal Conversation of Hamas: Salafism and the Rise of the 'Ulama'". Jose talks to us about his research: Muslim politics are not monolithic. Hamas is a movement that has a specific agenda, different from other Islamic movements. Also the values and motivations that Hamas acts according to are not all rooted in Islam. Further, its doctrine changes depending on the situation as well as over time, though often it tries to justify such modifications within a religious framework. As I analyze the decisions the movement makes and the discussions around these I pay particular attention to the use of religious references, and the different functions that they serve. I try to show that there is a heated internal debate, a wide variety of opinions struggling with each other to define values and shape the movement. I also trace the origins of these discussions to debates in Islamic intellectual history. My overall aim is to decode the religious, political and philosophical underpinnings of Hamas and by doing so to throw some light on the relation between religion and politics in political Islam in general.  


Mr Martyn Rush, October 2017 researching “Capitalism with Islamic Characteristics? The tracing of the construction of Islamic capitalism through a genealogy of the concepts of the market, private property, and social justice in 20th century Islamic thought”.








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Governing Body Fellows

Research & Visiting Fellows


Distinguished Friend of St Antony's

Sir David Madden

Research Officer

Foteini Kalantzi

SEESOX Associates

SEESOX Steering Committee

  • Julie Adams (SEESOX Administrator; Executive Secretary, SEESOX Hellenic Advisory Board)
  • Othon Anastasakis (Director of SEESOX; Research Fellow, St Antony’s College Oxford)
  • Richard Caplan (University Professor of International Relations; Fellow, Linacre College Oxford)
  • Franck Duvell (Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford)
  • Charles Enoch (Director of PEFM Oxford; Academic Visitor, St Antony's College, Oxford)
  • Renée Hirschon (Senior Research Fellow, St Peter’s College Oxford)
  • Stathis Kalyvas (University Academic Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford0
  • Celia Kerslake (Retired University Lecturer in Turkish; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony’s College Oxford)
  • David Madden (Former British Ambassador; Distinguished Friend of St Antony's College Oxford; Chair, SEESOX Steering Committee)
  • Laurent Mignon (University Lecturer in Turkish; Fellow, St Antony’s College Oxford)
  • Julie Newton (Visiting Fellow of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, St Antony's College Oxford)
  • Kalypso Nicolaïdis (University Professor of International Relations; Fellow, St Antony’s College Oxford; Chair, SEESOX)
  • Elizabeth Roberts (Dean of Studies Weidenfeld Scholarships, University of Oxford)
  • Kostas Skordyles (Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and History; St Peter's College Oxford)


Senior Research Fellow



The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes (Chris Patten), Chancellor of the University of Oxford. A former European Commissioner and Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten's books include: The Tory Case (1983); East and West (1998) and the most recent one Not Quite the Diplomat (2005). Lord Patten holds a regular Chancellor's Seminar once a term under the auspices of the Centre, usually with a distinguished European guest.

Academic Advisory Committee

  • Dr Othon Anastasakis
  • Prof Kalypso Nicolaidis
  • Mr. Jonathan Scheele
  • Sir David Madden
  • Mr Adam Bennett
  • Ms Julie Adams
  • Dr Paul Flather
  • Prof Paul Betts
  • Prof Anne Deighton
  • Prof Nick Stargardt
  • Prof Timothy Garton Ash
  • Dr Cathryn Costello
  • Prof Jan Zielonka
  • Dr Renee Hirschon
  • Prof Robert Gildea
  • Dr Hartmut Mayer
  • Ms Jessica Dancy
  • Ms Luisa Melloh
  • Visiting Fellows and Academic Visitors of the Centre 2020-21
  • President of the European Affairs Society

Distinguished Friend of St Antony's

Sir David Madden

SCR Members:​

Postdoctoral Scholars


Administrative staff

Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó, Director of the Latin American Centre, Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America

Steering Committee Members

Professor Nancy Bermeo, Nuffield Professor of Comparative Politics
Professor Pekka Hamalainen, Rhodes Professor of American History
Professor Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations
Dr Halbert Jones, Director, Rothermere American Institute
Professor Neil MacFarlane, Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations
Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden, St Antony's College
Dr Diego Sanchez-Ancochea, University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Latin America
Mr Laurence Whitehead, Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College

Project Leader

Distinguished Friend of St Antony's

David Madden

Sir David Madden

Executive Assistant

Colour photograph of Julie Adams

Julie Adams