Dr Pola Zafra-Davis

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

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ESPS1001 Political Science I (Key Issues and Problems in Politics) tutorials.

Office hours: tbc (only during weeks in which this section is taught)
Location: Room 3.4, 3rd Floor, 33-35 Torrington Place
Email: p.zafra@ucl.ac.uk

Personal Information

Pola Zafra-Davis joined ESPS as a postgraduate teaching assistant in 2010. Pola graduated from UCL in 2008 with a BA in European Social and Political Studies with First Class Honours, where she took the Politics Stream. She holds a PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University from 2015, and received her MSc in International Relations (Research) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009.

She has taught courses on political philosophy and war studies while at Aberystwyth, as well as convening the Aberystwyth University- Security Research Group.

Research Interests

Pola’s research encompasses the field of International Security, Political Theory and International Relations Theory. Her work focuses on the development of military alliances after the Cold War. 

She places particular emphasis on the role of trans-national threats and changed logics of security cooperation inside regional bodies through Republican Security Theory. She has recently published a chapter on the history of terrorism in the "Terrorism and Political Violence" textbook by Sage Publications 2015.