Mishana A. Hoss

BA (Hons) UC Berkeley, MPhil DPhil Oxon

Associate Member, International Relations and Middle East Scholar
International Relations Network

Dr Mishana A Hoss is a Lecturer in International Relations at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford, a Senior Research Fellow at the interdisciplinary Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, and an academic affiliate of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights

She is the president of the international justice consultancy MH Group specialising in high profile legal cases at the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and the African Commission and Court of Human Rights.


  • International Relations 214
  • International Relations in the Era of the Cold War 213
  • International Relations in the Era of the Two World Wars 212
  • Politics in the Middle East 211


Dr Hoss' new research project looks at the nexus between Politics and Psychology by probing the phenomenon of ‘state psychopathy’ through the novel application of behavioural and cognitive psychology to the state level.


Selected publications

‘Reconceptualizing Resistance and Reform in the Middle East’ in Fawaz Gerges, ed., Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

'Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Regime in the Middle East,' in Simon Bennett, ed., What Future for Human Rights in a Non-Western World? (London: School of Advanced Study, 2012).


'The Pathology of Arab State Silence on Palestine: How Rapprochement with Israel Reveals Complicity in the Conflict and Could Cause Further Unrest in the Region', (Opinio Juris, 2021)