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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

College: Trinity College


I am a third-year PhD student working on the history of political thought in the early-twentieth century, focusing on debates among British social theorists about race in global and imperial politics. Prior to this, I obstained an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge, and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford.



Key publications: 

Dissolving the colour line: L. T. Hobhouse on race and liberal empire’, European Journal of Political Theory (OnlineFirst, 2022)

Teaching and Supervisions


I offer teaching to History and HSPS undergraduates for two papers: ‘The Modern State and its Alternatives’ (POL1) and ‘Political Philosophy and The History of Political Thought since. 1890’ (POL11 / Paper 5). I have a particular interest in study skills and helping undergraduates develop effective strategies to succeed in supervisions and exams.

Thesis Title: Race and Imperialism on the British Left, c. 1899–1939
Supervisor: Professor Duncan Bell

Contact Details
Twitter: @bentan220