Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social Sciences PhD student nominated for prestigious International Studies award

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Former Brookes’ PhD student, Dr Miguel Otero-Iglesias has been shortlisted for the International Studies Association’s International Political Economy Section Best Dissertation Award. Miguel successfully defended his PhD thesis "The Euro vs. the Dollar in the Political Economy of Global Monetary Governance: Perceptions of the Financial Elites in China, the GCC [the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council] and Brazil" in November 2011. Miguel's PhD thesis in the Department of Social Sciences was supervised by Prof Magnus Ryner, Dr Stephen Hurt and Andy Kilmister from the Business School at Oxford Brookes.

The award has been created to recognise the best dissertation completed and accepted in the previous two years in the field of international political economy. The winner will be announced at the ISA’s next annual convention in San Francisco in April 2013. The ISA was founded in 1959 to promote research and education in international affairs and has well over five thousand members in North America and around the world. Miguel is currently Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at ESSCA School of Management, Paris, within the department of International Business, Centre for European Integration. Miguel's work has been published in highly ranked international journals, such as New Political EconomyReview of International Political EconomyComparative European Politics and Cambridge Journal of International Affairs and in number of edited volumes. Miguel is also a regular commentator for various European media outlets.