Brasenose College, Oxford - Dr Adam Humphreys
Name and Title
Dr Adam Humphreys
Role or Position
Fellow in Politics at Brasenose College from September 2010
MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)
I studied PPE at Balliol College, Oxford, going on to take the MPhil and DPhil in International Relations.
Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford (2008-10),
British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (2007-10),
Lecturer in Politics, Balliol College, Oxford (2007-09),
Lecturer in Politics, St. Peter's College, Oxford (2006-07),
Teaching Fellow, Department of Defence Studies, King's College, London (2005),
Lecturer in International Relations, Balliol College Oxford (2003-04)
Undergraduate Teaching Areas
Prelims politics (Analysis of Democratic Institutions)
International Relations (214)
International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars (212)
International Relations in the Era of the Cold War (213)
British Politics and Government since 1900 (202)
Modern British Government and Politics (204)
Graduate Teaching Areas
'Contemporary Debates in International Relations Theory' (MPhil International Relations)
MPhil International Relations supervision
My primary research interests are in International Relations theory, with a particular focus on how theories are applied and on how explanations are constructed. Much of my current work is on the relationship between social scientific and historical approaches to the study of international relations and associated issues in the philosophies of history and social science. I am also interested in contemporary and twentieth-century British politics and foreign policy.
Adam R. C. Humphreys, 'The Heuristic Application of Explanatory Theories in International Relations', European Journal of International Relations (forthcoming).
I welcome any comments or questions about my teaching or research.