Professor Duncan Bell
I am based in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), though I teach on the M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. My work covers modern British and American political thought, especially ideologies of empire and international politics, though I also have interests in some aspects of contemporary political theory.
My primary research interests are in the history of modern political thought and contemporary (international) political theory. More specifically, I work on the following historical topics: British social and political thought, c.1870-present; modern British and American ideologies of empire and imperial expansion; visions of utopia and dystopia; the history of the human sciences (especially political science and international relations) in the twentieth century. My interests in contemporary political theory focus on questions of empire, race and historical injustice; technology and politics; and political aesthetics, with a focus on architecture and speculative literature.
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