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About Dr Paula Zoido Oses

Paula Zoido Oses is a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the New College of the Humanities, where she teaches Modern Political Thought. She has a BA in Humanities from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, 2009), an MSc in European Studies from the LSE (2010), and a PhD in European Studies (Political Philosophy) from the LSE (2017). She also studied at King’s College London under an Erasmus grant. Prior to working at NCH she taught at the School of Eastern European and Slavonic Studies at UCL and at the LSE.


PhD in European Studies, LSE (2017)

MSc in European Studies, LSE (2010)

BA in Humanities, Universidad Carlos III Madrid (2009)



Dr Paula Zoido Oses's Research

Paula’s research is focused on contemporary liberal theory, with an emphasis on debates on value pluralism. She has focused on questions surrounding the relationship between methodology and normativity, especially those that approach the subject hermeneutically and reject the historical/philosophical divide in Political Theory. She has explored Isaiah Berlin’s work extensively in this regard, writing her PhD dissertation on this subject.  She is currently preparing her thesis for publication as a book. Paula has recently become interested in critiques of liberalism and feminist politics, and is planning to produce some research work on these topics

Paula has published a number of high-impact blogs of LSE’s British Politics and Policy.

She has written several conference papers and has been invited to present them at high-profile conferences including the St. Andrews IPT Conference and the British Association for the History of Political Thought. She has also published consultancy reports for LSE Cities and the LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre.


Female-only carriages: Corbyn’s proposal shows an alarming lack of understanding of the real causes of harassment, blog post featured in LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog (August 2015) Link 

The ‘Je suis Charlie’ movement is indeed polarising and divisive,  but the division it creates is necessary for the enjoyment of liberal freedoms, blog post featured in LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog (January 2015) Link

It is the state’s duty to make sure that individuals have a choice where liberal and illiberal values clash, blog post featured in LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog and Democratic Audit’s blog (September 2014)

The issue with nudge policies is that they threaten our freedom to act well of our own volition, extended blog post featured in Democratic Audit’s website (August 2014) Link

The problem with nudge policies is that they threaten our freedom to choose to act well, blog post featured in both LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog and LSE’S USAPP blog (July 2014) Link

Fragility and Responsibility’, Academic translation from English to Spanish, in “Vivir para pensar: ensayos en homenaje a Manuel Cruz” (Herder editorial, Madrid, 2012)

‘Berlin after Vico and Herder: Romanticism as the basis of liberalism’ in “El fondo de la historia: Idealismo, Romanticismo y sus Repercusiones. Actas del Congreso (Talleres)” (1, noviembre 2010, Getafe, Madrid) (Madrid: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2012) pp. 102-105

Dr Paula Zoido Oses's Teaching

Paula started teaching in 2007 moving into tertiary teaching in 2014. Since completing her PhD, Paula has continued to develop her research and teaching portfolio by taking on several teaching appointments and expanding her research areas. She has worked as a PGTA on Politics at the SSEES at UCL, and as a Guest Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow in European Philosophy at the LSE.  She has also produced reports on qualitative policy analysis for LSE Cities and for the LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre.

Member of the NCH Politics and International Relations Faculty

Member of Collegium

External Teaching

Teaching Assistant at SSEES, UCL (2015 – 2016)

Teaching Fellow at European Institute, LSE (2016 -2017) 

External Examiner for the European Institute, LSE  (2107)

Peer review of material presented at conferences (2014 – 2016)