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Dr Duncan Bell

Dr Duncan Bell

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies

Fellow of Christ's College


Duncan Bell is a Senior Lecturer in POLIS and a Fellow of Christ's College.

After reading War Studies at King’s College, London, Duncan completed the M.Phil in International Relations at Cambridge, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, New York, before returning to Cambridge to complete his doctoral thesis in the Faculty of History. He was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College (2003-7), and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2008-10). He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Center of European Studies, Harvard University

Research Interests

History of Political Thought (nineteenth and twentieth century American and British, especially ideologies of empire and imperialism)

Aspects of Contemporary Political Theory

For further details (and a list of publications) see Duncan's POLIS webpage