Dr Malte Michael Laub

Department of Politics and International Relations

University Teacher

Dr Malte Michael Laub
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Dr Malte Michael Laub
Department of Politics and International Relations
Modular Teaching Village
Northumberland Road
S10 1AJ

Dr Malte Laub holds the position of University Teacher in Politics and International Relations. Having joined joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in 2023, he previously was AEP Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Department of European and International Studies at King's College London. His research focuses on the political economy of policing and criminal justice policy as well as welfare policy in the context of neoliberalisation. He is interested in how policing has changed in recent decades and how these changes relate to wider socio-economic transformations.

Malte is currently working on his monograph Policing Neoliberalism: Authoritarianism, Austerity, and the Police in Britain, to be published by Oxford University Press.

  • PhD – International Political Economy, King’s College London
  • MA – International Political Economy, King’s College
  • London BSc – Economics, The University of Cologne, Germany

Malte also completed a four-year training programme as a journalist covering politics and economics at the Cologne School of Journalism after which he worked as a journalist for German business and economics outlets.

Research interests
  • International Political Economy
  • Critical Political Economy
  • (Authoritarian) Neoliberalisation
  • Austerity
  • Politics
  • Policing and Criminal Justice
  • Welfare States

Journal articles

Teaching interests

I am a passionate teacher and enjoy being in lecture theatres and seminar rooms. My teaching philosophy is based on a student-centred approach grounded in active learning, whereby students actively take part in the learning process. I aim to give engaging and creative classes and put an emphasis on inclusive and enjoyable sessions. I believe that giving and receiving constructive feedback is crucial and encourage students to practice this. Over the years, I have been nominated for several teaching awards, including for “excellent feedback”.

Teaching activities

In the academic year 2022-23, Malte convenes the modules:

  • POL217 - The Political Economy of Global Capitalism
  • POL348 - Framing Politics: Economic Ideas as Political Weapons
Supervision Expertise
  • Work on the intersections of critical political economy, sociology, human geography.

Specifically work on

  • neoliberalisation
  • austerity
  • policing/criminal justice
  • welfare states.