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Dr David Karp

Post:Senior Lecturer In International Relations (International Relations, International Development)
Location:ARTS C Room B378 (Global Studies)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873352
International:+44 1273 873352

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David Karp is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. He is also Deputy Director of the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre.

Formerly, he was a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow (2010-2013); and a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at SOAS, University of London (2007-2010).

He has a PhD from the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL); an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE); and an Honours BA in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar.

He is the author of Responsibility for Human Rights: Transnational Corporations in Imperfect States (Cambridge University Press, 2014), published in the Cambridge Studies in IR book series (Reviewed in Journal of Human Rights; International Studies Review; Business & Human Rights Journal; Political Studies Review). His is also co-editor with Kurt Mills, University of Dundee, of the book Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) (Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics and International Studies Review).

He was co-editor for four years of the Journal of International Relations and Development (January 2012 to December 2015). 

From April 2014 to June 2014, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Relations at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil.

Please see the 'Research Interests' tab for information about PhD supervision with Dr Karp.


Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Deputy Director, Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre

Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations

Member, Centre for Advanced International Theory

Member, Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research