Role theory has experienced a revival in the field of foreign policy analysis. Recent works have developed the relational dimension of roles from a symbolic interactionist perspective, in which scholars seek to advance and substantiate the promise of this approach of establishing a nexus between foreign policy and international relations scholarship. Although role theory works have focused more on its theoretical development, there are still theoretical gaps that need to be discussed and need further elaboration. In fact, these gaps may give blue prints about the future research agenda of role theory. Not only is a new research agenda in the making regarding role theory, but also there is further need to discuss the methodological choices and methods used when conducting role theory analysis. Thus, this master class will touch upon these different aspects as part of the triad theory, methodology and methods.