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Luke G.G. Bhatia


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I have been a Lecturer in Global Politics at the University of Manchester since 2018, and am the MA Director for the MA Human Rights / Human Rights with Law. My current research project looks at social movements in authoritarian states, with a focus on human rights in the Global South.  My teaching and research interests include: human rights, social movements, international political sociology, authoritarianism, Middle Eastern politics, policy making and knowledge production in the Global South. 

Previously, I have worked for the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Department for Education in the UK.

Units taught

POLI20802 - The Politics of Policy-Making (Convenor)

POLI30032 - The Politics of the European Union (Convenor)

POLI70492 - Human Rights in World Politics (Convenor)

POLI60301 - Comparative Political Analysis


Prizes and awards

2020: Higher Education Academy Fellowship

2016/17: The University of Manchester - Politics Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize

2017: Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship

2016: Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Fellowship

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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