Jeff Haynes

Jeffrey Haynes is Professor of Politics, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation. Jeff teaches in the area of religion and politics/international relations. He currently supervises a number of postgraduate research students and welcomes further applications from suitably qualified candidates.

Please apply via the University's research degrees page. If you would like an informal conversation about applying for PhD in the School, please contact Jeff at 020 7133 5080 or at

Jeff is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of more than 40 books. The most recent are Faith-based Organizations at the United Nations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics (2nd. ed., London: Routledge, 2016). You can see a list of Jeff's books on Amazon.

During 2015-17, Jeff is undertaking research into the United Nations entity 'Alliance of Civilizations' as part of a large research initiative funded by the USA-based John Templeton Foundation's, 'Enhancing Life Project.' Both a book and several research papers will result from this research.

Jeff is convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research’s Religion and Politics Standing Group, with more than 190 active members, chair of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee, ‘Religion and Politics’ and co-editor of the journal, Democratization, published seven times a year by Taylor and Francis.