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Sam Wrighton

Mr Sam Wrighton

Job Market Candidate

Research topic:
The extra-territorial naturalisation policies of Russia and Hungary
Degree course:
Curriculum vitae:

Research Themes:
Citizenship Identity International law International relations Nationalism Sovereignty States Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Law and International law 

Areas of expertise

International relations and dual citizenship legislation.

Academic Profile

I am an ESRC funded DPhil in International Relations candidate researching the political impact of the extra-territorial naturalisation policies of Russia and Hungary. More generally, I am exploring how dual citizenship impacts inter-state relations with regards to issues relating to overlapping sovereignties, territories and jurisdictions. 


  • Spanish - B1
  • French - A2
  • Dutch - A2

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Prior to commencing my DPhil at the University of Oxford, I was employed as a Junior Researcher by the University of Amsterdam's Political Science department. 


My master's thesis was shortlisted for two awards: the University of Amsterdam's Uwe Beker Prize thesis award and the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP)'s Daniel Heinsius thesis award, both in 2016.