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Welcome to my webpage.

My name is Matthew Longo. I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Leiden University. Prior to this, I was Clayman Junior Research Fellow in Politics and Political Ideas at St Anne’s College, Oxford. I received my PhD from Yale University, and I am the recipient of the 2016 Leo Strauss Award for Best Dissertation in Political Philosophy, given by the American Political Science Association. You can read about it here.

My research sits on the intersection of political theory and international relations, and focuses on several critical issues in global politics – borders, sovereignty, and security – or how states react to the challenges posed by terrorism and immigration. My book, The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty and Security after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is now available for preorder at CUP, as well as on Amazon. You can read about it here.

My work is aimed primarily towards scholarly audiences, however it is of interest to general audiences as well. Please feel free to contact me for clarification, or to continue the conversation beyond the page.

Please follow me on Twitter @matthewblongo.