Wilfried Swenden is a Senior Lecturer in Politics. He hails from Belgium where he completed undergraduate studies in Political Science (Leuven) and International Relations (Bruxelles).
He completed his D.Phil (University of Oxford) followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Leuven, funded by the Flemish Fund of Scientific Research (FWO).
In 2004 he took up a lectureship in Politics at the University of Edinburgh and has been senior lecturer since 2009. Between 2015 and 2018 he was Co-Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at the university.