Dr. Benjamin Tallis is a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations and the Coordinator of the Institute’s Centre for European Security. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SCOPUS listed academic journal ‘New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations. His research interests focus on security politics in Europe, particularly looking at issues relating to borders, security, mobility and migration. Tallis also researches wider issues relating to the politics, societies and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, critical geopolitics, the politics of the European Union and ways to put critical research into policy and practice.
He completed his doctorate – ‘A Moveable East: Identities, Borders and Orders in the Enlarged EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood’ at the University of Manchester. He previously worked as a strategy, planning and performance officer for the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine and as a strategic analyst and project manager for the EU Police Mission EUPOL-Proxima, based in Skopje. He frequently appears in the Czech and international media discussing European politics and security and writes for a variety of European publications on the same topics, as well as writing on architecture and art.