Astrid Jenkins

Research Topic:

Memory Disputes; Nationalism; International Cooperation; Energy Cooperation
International Relations Network
Balliol College
DPhil International Relations
MPhil International Relations

Astrid Jenkins is currently reading for the DPhil International Relations. Her research focuses on the impact of memory disputes on foreign policy, seeking to explain variation in the emergence of memory regimes and subsequent variation in their impact on international cooperation. This research is jointly funded by the Grand Union DTP (Economic and Social Research Council) and Balliol College (Marvin Bower Scholarship).

Prior to beginning the DPhil, Astrid completed the MPhil International Relations, graduating with Distinction. Her thesis focused on the impact of memory politics on international energy cooperation in the East Mediterranean. She was the recipient of the Deirdre and Paul Malone Thesis Prize 2023 for outstanding achievement in the final MPhil thesis and exams in International Relations, also aimed at rewarding the quality of the candidate’s proposal for doctoral work; and to provide support for the doctoral research of the recipient.

Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Astrid completed a BA International Relations at the University of Exeter, graduating with a Dean’s Commendation. She also spent a year at the University of Hong Kong from 2019-2020, leading to her undergraduate dissertation on the role of memory politics in Chinese policy towards Hong Kong during the Anti-Extradition law protests. Astrid is the President of the Oxford International Relations Society, and a tutor at Harris Manchester College and Worcester College.