Department of International Relations

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Dr Patricia Owens

Post:Reader in International Relations (International Relations)
Location:ARTS C

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Patricia Owens joined Sussex in 2011 after holding previous positions in London and the University of Oxford (where she recieved a teaching excellence award).

She has held a number of prestigiois fellowships and awards including at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard; a Visiting Professorship at UCLA; the Seton-Watson Research Fellowship at Oriel College, Oxford; the Jane Eliza Proctor Research Fellowship at Princeton University; a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California, and a Visiting Scholarship at UC-Berkeley, supported by a grant from the Social Science Research Council. Owens holds graduate degrees from Cambridge and Aberystwyth.

Patricia Owens' most recent book, Economy of Force, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. Her first book, Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt, was published by Oxford University Press and was the subject of a roundtable in the journal International Politics

Owens is currently co-editor of European Journal of International Relations; a Senior Research Associate at the Oxford programme on the Changing Character of War and on the editorial boards of Security Dialogue and Humanity: an International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development


Management Committee, Centre for Advanced International Theory

Research Convenor for International Relations