Scott Edwards – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pinpoint Politics; World Politics Theme Co-Editor
Scott holds both an MA (with Distinction) in International Relations from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Geographical Studies from the University of Bristol. He has also previously spent time studying and teaching English in Central America. His MA dissertation examined US representations of the Mexican “Other” in the context of the contemporary war on drugs. His current interests include postcolonialism; democratisation studies; and comparative research in Latin America.
Ben Connor – World Politics Theme Co-Editor
Ben graduated with an M.Sci degree in Human Geography from the University of Bristol in 2010 and now works in the third sector. His primary interests include urban policy, local governance and environmental politics.
Jonathan Grant – UK Policy Issues Theme Editor
Jonathan recently completed an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics at University College London. In 2011, he graduated with an MA (hons) in Politics from the University of Glasgow. His interests include: international and domestic refugee policy; global economic justice; and domestic British and Scottish politics. His masters thesis, which he is in the process of writing, will explore NGOs’ campaigns with a focus on orientalist discourse.
Brendan Pastor – Political Economy Theme Editor
Brendan holds an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick. He previously received his BA in International Relations at Richmond, the American International University in London. His research interests and career-based expertise include: theories of governance of global capitalism; New Social Movements; examining the challenges of organised labour in the 21st century; and American politics.
Andrew Kelly – Conflict and Security Theme Editor
Andrew holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, as well as a BA in Economics, Politics, and Sociology from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Bangalore, India. His present interests include: constructivist approaches to International Relations; the evolving role of the BRICSAM states; contemporary security challenges; the revolution in military affairs; virtual war; conflict resolution; cross-disciplinary research; citizenship; and the ninja narrative.
Martina Cicakova - Publicity Manager
Martina holds an MA with Distinction in International Relations from the University of Warwick. Previously, she completed a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics at the University of Sheffield. Her particular research interests include the roles of agency, identity and subjectivity in international politics; securitisation; child soldiers and human rights issues; immigration; the politics of the European Union; and domestic Slovak politics.