Dr Tom Hopkins
Teaching Associate, Department of Politics and International Studies
Bye-Fellow, Selwyn College
Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of History
I am a Teaching Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies. I received my PhD in History from the University of Cambridge in 2011. I held a postdoctoral position at the University of Helsinki, Finland and a lectureship in the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London, before returning to Cambridge in 2015.
History of Political Thought and Intellectual History, 1700 to the present. I have particular interests in nineteenth-century French intellectual history, the history of economic thought, and the history of socialism.
I teach primarily in the Politics Department, covering POL 1: The Modern State and its Alternatives; POL 7: History of Political Thought to c.1700; POL 8/10: History of Political Thought, c.1700-c.1890 (Paper Convenor);POL 11: Political Philosophy and the History of Political Thought since c.1890. For History, I currently lecture for Part I, Paper 20/ Part II Paper 4.
I do not currently supervise PhD students, but will supervise for the MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. My MPhil students have covered a wide range of topics from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, particularly focusing on political and economic thought in Britain, France and Germany, and on the history of socialism.
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