John J. Hogan

John completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2007 and a Masters in Journalism in 2008, both at NUI Galway, before going on to work as a journalist with the Limerick Leader newspaper. After some time spent travelling, he returned to Ireland to work as a parliamentary assistant to a member of Dáil Éireann. In 2012, he returned to academia to begin a Masters in International Studies at the University of Limerick, writing a dissertation on the role that generalised trust played in the design of the United Nations.

He started his PhD research in 2014, examining the factors that influenced the establishment and institutional design of the Common African Defence and Security Policy, a detailed policy framework which was ratified by member states of the African Union in 2004. He is conducting his research under the supervision of Prof. Tom Lodge and Dr. Frank Häge. John has tutored across a broad range of modules, including African Politics, Modern European Political Thought, International Relations, Nationalism, Ethnicity & Conflict, Introduction to Government & Politics, Issues in World Politics, and International Organisations & Global Governance. His research interests including Institutional Design, International Negotiations and the African Union.